C-Section Recovery after 6 months

So, on 1st July it will be 6 months since I had Erin and 6 months since the hell that was her birth.

I ended up having an emergency c-section for various reasons which then turned into internal bleeding, suspected sepsis and a whole lot of infection. I was in the hospital for a week before having a second surgery to fix the mess that was my insides.

The first month home after 2 massive surgeries was absolute hell. I couldn’t sleep properly because I had to be propped up like I had been in hospital. I couldn’t hold or look after Erin properly. I couldn’t do housework (shouldn’t complain). I couldn’t bathe properly. There was so much I couldtn’t do and I hated it. It wasn’t until Erin was about 6 weeks old that I started leaving the house on my own and actually walking for more than 5 minutes at a time.

I thought I was on the road to recovery at the point but there were so many moments I was doubled over in pain or hobbling around because my whole stomach hurt so much. I also started to go to classes with Erin when she was about 8 weeks old and kneeling etc. did not help me recover properly. I also ended up with an infected scar which slowed things down an awful lot.

It’s now 6 months since I had the surgeries and some days it still feels like it was yesterday. I really thought I would have been fully healed by now. Honestly though I didn’t rest up as much as I probably should have done. I’ve been going to three baby classes a week since Erin was 9  or 10 weeks old and four classes from about 15 weeks old. This involves a lot of kneeling and moving about so not very easy on my stomach. General housework, cleaning and carrying Erin about a lot didn’t help either.

I suppose after everything I do have to be thankful that I’ve recovered at all. It was a scary time while I was in hospital and things could have ended up a lot worse.

Did you have a c-section? If you did I’d love to hear some of your recovery stories. I can’t wait for the day where I feel normal and healed again.

11 thoughts on “C-Section Recovery after 6 months”

  1. It’s been almost six years since I gave birth to my daughter via an emergency c-secion, but my wound/scar still feels tender to the touch. Not sure if it really ever goes back to normal, but as of now, it still feels a bit sensitive 🙂

  2. I didn’t have a C-section but my sister did and I know the recovery can be really rough so I really feel for you on that front.

  3. really sorry to know you experienced such a terrible recovery. Both of mine were born through natural birth and it didn’t take that long to recover. It takes time, I’m with other sorts of pain after 4 months of my second baby but I can understand how you want to feel normal again. You will at the end, I’m sure of that. All the best! xx

  4. Sorry to hear you haven’t healed completely properly yet. It must have been a scary and traumatic time. It’s always so hard to rest and mend properly when you have children too. I hope thinks ease up for you soon. xx

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