Bigger breasts, peeing often, hairy body, swollen feet – you sure have seen all of these when you were pregnant. But, sadly, your body is made to go through a little more if you land up on a c-section bed. After all, the fun never stops for women! Jokes apart, c-section is a major Surgery and your body will go through a whole lot of changes. A catheter in your vagina and an IV In your arm are all normal. Here’s what’s no one tells you!
1. You will bleed down there
Yes, you gave birth through your abdomen and have enough going on around that area. But, sadly, your lady parts are not spared either. You will bleed down there for a good six weeks after surgery. Why? This is because the uterine wall needs to heal itself after the placenta has been removed. Weird enough, right?
2. You don’t have hair down there
Your nurse shaved the hair around the stomach before the surgery for obvious reasons, but you are in for a surprise when you look down as well. Expect your vagina to be clean and smooth! Wondering why? You don’t want any hair around the site of incision.
3. You might feel some fiddling during the process
You will be numb hip down, but that does not mean you will be in lala land! You are going to feel a lot of tugging and tearing, but fret not, it is not going to hurt one bit. After all, the doctors are pulling out your little baby out. So, let that thought alleviate the weirdness you feel!
4. You might have bruises
No, you are not going to get beaten for sure! But, hey they are getting a little human out of your abdomen and I will definitely want my hands strapped during the dreaded process. Totally weird, but its better than trying to touch or feel your abdomen when its already occupied with other hands.
5. You have pain in your shoulders
No, this has nothing to do with the surgery. The aftermath leaves you gassy and poor air has nowhere to go, but travel right up to your shoulders. Well, we really wish Nature had it a little easier, but this too shall pass!
6. Your legs feel numb
This is the aftermath of the anesthesia. But worry not, hospitals these days have machines that help circulation in your legs. And it will only feel like a deep tissue massage. Feels good, right?
7. Your scar will freak you out
Any scar needs time to heal and a c-section scar is no different! Women in fact, complain of lump scars after c-section. But think of the story behind and you will sure want to flaunt that tiger stripe!
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