ooohh I had the voltaren pessaries with my first and they gave me crazy diarrhea. After 24 hours I refused to have them!
I'm sure a lot of what I would have suggested has already been written in this thread but one thing which I wasn't expecting was 'wind' pains in my stomach a week after the c/s. Apparently when you're opened up (in any OP) air bubbles can get in and it can be quite excruciating on top of your tender stomach, therefore I would suggest having some 'De-gas' or similar over the counter med handy 'just in case' you are caught out with wind pain.
But, I did not experience any pain, as such. Even my recovery was really good.
I had a good experience.
It is a weird feeling because you can feel pressure and movement but no pain.
From the start to bub out is about 15mins. Once you can hear the crying and see them, the focus is off everything else! Well it was in my experience!
I loved my csection. After a horrendous labour and the pain that goes with it, the epidural and the initial pain getting up for the first time were nothing to me. It is a shock getting out if bed that first time but I coped fine. I didn't even really need much pain relief after that. The middies reminded me! I think I was too busy with baby to notice. By 4 weeks I was walking for an hr a day.
Some great advice on here.
I hope it goes well for you!
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