Originally Posted by echad
Anyone who thinks a c-section is the easy option has never had major abdominal surgery. It's a struggle to do anything for days and weeks afterwards, and I'm only talking about getting yourself out of bed to go to the bathroom and get back into bed. Absolutely exhausting - you don't realise how much you need your abs to move about until you can't use them. I can't even imagine having a baby to look after as well as recovering from surgery.
I totally agree, my first son was an emergency c-section as he was undiagnosed breech. Couldnt drive or do anything for weeks and as a result struggled to bond with him and developed PND. With my 2nd son i was asked if i wanted to try a vaginal birth and told i would have to be closely monitored in case of rupturing, i really wanted to avoid another c-section. I was in labour for 25hrs and had to have the ventouse but still preferred that birth to the c-section!