I love the comments here. At least some of us know how not to believe everything that is said in the news. It is crazy the amount of rubbish that gets published these days. Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts.
I had my baby by C-section. It wasn't our choice but my waters had broken on the Saturday AM and on Tuesday, my baby was still not out and was very happy where he was!! By then I was really tired and falling asleep between contractions - if you can believe this! - which eventually stopped altogether. The hospital staff decided to make me lie down to better monitor me and baby, which is when everything went wrong: I was not doing well and neither baby. So this is when they took me to theater. I have to say, when they mentioned C-section I thought '-Hooray! I am going to be relieved soon and see my baby!!!'
When my boy was born, it was magical and I was as high as a kite from that day on and the following months, despite the night feeds and all!! I wouldn't change a thing. I had no issues whatsoever with the c-section. You have to take it easy though - someone had advised me to go for walks days after the surgery, which I would completely advise AGAINST as it only exhausted me further! If you must go out, keep the walking and carrying stuff to a strict minimum. Oh, and you cannot drive for 6 weeks, so, call a cab instead. Ask other people to help you with the cleaning and shopping or order online.
To come back to the point of the article, I have never been obese nor even slightly overweight. I am a healthy 60 kgs for 1m68 height.When my boy was born he didn't want the breast straight away. It took maybe a day or so for him to get a grip and after that... a dream! He is 15months old now and he is still breastfed on top of the food he eats. He is not a big eater though and looks rather skinny for his age. I believe it is because he was breastfed for the start that he doesn't look like most of the 'michelin looking' babies who were put on formula from day one. My boy is very active as well, walking and crawling everywhere he can. I cannot see how he could possibly become obese! Both his dad and me are fit and healthy eaters and it looks like my boy will follow suit. The C-section has nothing to do with this!
Posted: 31/05/2012 at 13:51