One in four babies are delivered by caesarean section - that's a lot of mummies who need recovering.
Having a caesarean is often necessary to avoid medical complications, and while some might see it as an easy alternative to vaginal birth, in fact, it's far tougher to recover from. Giving birth doesn't always go to plan, so whether a caesarean is emergency or elective, it's an extraordinary procedure that can save lives. However, the time it takes for your scar to heal is often underestimated and mums feel deflated and bed-ridden in the weeks following - wondering if they'll ever get back to their usual active selves.
All it takes is a lot of rest, more rest than you could have ever imagined giving yourself. So, the mums from Mother&Baby's Facebook group #mumtribe gave their expert advice on ways to cope post-C-section and how to feel 'human' again.
From tying a scarf to the end of the bed, to sleeping with ten pillows underneath you, this is all the advice you will need. These mums have been there themselves and their advice is invaluable.
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