Posted: 04/02/2011 at 04:38
I also had an emergency c-section, due to fetal distress & failure to progress.
I have heard that recovery from planned sections are much quicker and easier than from an EMCS.
It took me about 7 weeks to feel 'normal' again, and I didn't risk driving until after 6 weeks.
I'm now 7 months post c-section, scar has healed really well, but I still get the odd niggling pain and numbness in the scar, which is all normal.
I found it painful to lift DS, for example if he was on the floor - I couldn't bend down to get him and was only able to pick him up comfortably from the level of the sofa. I was so grateful of the help I received from hubby and family.
Music was playing in the background while I was having my section (DS was born to one of our wedding songs!!), and I'm sure you can take a CD for them to play if you are having an elective.
I think I'll be going down the elective section route when we fall pregnant again.
Good luck xxx