Can anyone tell me the truth about cesareans? I'm first time pregnant and have absolutely NO desire to go through labour. I know that cesareans are a major operation and that they have a longer recovery time, but can someone who has had one tell me what this means in practice, in regards to mobility and pain after the op. I'm especially interested in women who have gone through labour and a cesarean and can compare the two.
My CS was not particularly painful either. I took what drugs they gave me in hospital, I didn't need to ask for extra and then a few days of paracetamol but mainly preventative as I was worried about being able to look after DD.
Some VB complications can be quite painful as well. My riding instructor, who makes her living from riding horses, had to take 5 months off riding for her tear to heal and she is the most hard core and 'get on with it without complaining' person I know. I was back riding at 7 weeks.
Natural birth so soo much easier to recover from - out and about in a day.
My C-section recovery was very slow and painful. I'm almost 5 weeks post section and have only been feeling better the last few days and been able to go out. I was pretty much useless the first 4 weeks and that was with continual painkiller-usage!