What to expect - having a planned C section
- You already had one or more c-sections
- You have elected to have a c-section for personal reasons
- Your baby is in an abnormal position
- You are carrying multiple babies
- You have “placenta praevia“
- You have a high-risk pregnancy
- You have an infection that could be passed to your baby during a vaginal birth
- You or your baby have other medical complications
Whatever the reason for your C-section make sure you discuss all your options with your care team. You can request to still have your baby brought straight up to your chest for skin-to-skin, and have bub stay with you while you are in recovery so you can bond and if you are choosing to feed you can let baby try for the firs latch. This may depend of how things unfold during your surgery and also how many team members are. on hand to assist. BE sure to tell your support person your wishes so they can advocate for you if you're a bit out of it.
- Batch cook a bunch of meals to store in the freezer - you won't feel like cooking trust me.
- Organise for a family member or friend if possible to come help afterwards with the household tasks
- Have your house thoroughly cleaned (ideally by someone else! )so you won’t have to worry about it for a while after you get home.
- Make sure you have lots of VERY high-waisted soft undies to wear after your c section. You don't want anything to be rubbing on your wound.