Five things to know about C-Section recovery:

  1. Recovery is hard. It takes time. Give yourself grace & ask for help. 
  2. Get up and walk as soon as your nurse allows you. Even if it’s just a few steps. It will feel weird but it will help in the long run. 
  3. Belly band is your new BFF! 
  4. Don’t compare yourself to others. Yes, you may see other mamas wearing jeans 2 weeks PP and wonder HOW that’s even possible. Remember everyone is different. 
  5. Don’t be discouraged that you have a tummy pouch/shelf & you are not your pre-pregnancy size. Remember it took 9 months to make & carry a baby. Your body is incredible! 

Remember this: you are a BADASS! Epidural, Catheter, Stomach cut open, Organs taken out, and a scar left behind to remind you how you birthed your babies. It might not have been what you planned for but a c section is still a birth!

(written by Lisa)