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Real Talk About C-Sections {Video}

June 23, 2015

I’m knee deep into the 3rd trimester! Woohoo!  I can’t believe I’m here already!  I have so many things left to do!  My baby’s room is a hot mess, and I feel like it will never be done.  My goal is to have it done before my baby shower which is a month away.  While I try to prepare for my baby’s arrival, I also have to prepare for a C-Section.  Because of the position of some of my fibroids, I’m not able to deliver vaginally, so a c-section will be scheduled.  When the doctors told me I would have to have a c-section with Peyton, it didn’t scare me.  Matter of fact, I was relieved knowing how the birth was going to go down.  Now that I have been through it, I know what to expect.  I thought I would share some of the things that they don’t tell you about having a c-section.


I hope I didn’t scare you.  I just wanted to share some of the things that happened to me that doctors don’t tell you about.  You’re not alone.  Did you know that 33% of deliveries are by c-section (via CDC)?  They are very common and the doctors are very good at it.

Did you have a c-section?  Can you relate to some of the things I spoke about?  If you have more, please share below.  Check out my maternity must haves (HERE) and my baby’s first shopping spree (HERE).

  • Charlotte
    June 23, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Great video for first time moms worried about c-sections. My birth with Neriah was not scheduled c-section (I wish is was) as I labored 24hours only to end up in the OR for an emergency c-section! This time around was scheduled although it felt much different … I was a little panicked 🙁 I will say this for some odd reason my recovery with Micah was much quicker !!! Best wishes for a speedy recovery, healthy baby!

  • Tia
    June 23, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Thank you for doing a video about c-sections! Both of my babies were c-sections due to some medical conditions that I have. I think all of your tips were right on point. One thing that I have experienced is getting a little nauseous as the anesthesia wears off. Walking definitely helps with recovery too! My recovery with my second was much better than with my first. I hope you continue to have a happy and healthy pregnancy!!!

  • Bernetta
    June 23, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    I had 3 of them! They got easier with each baby that’s for sure.

  • Bianca
    July 13, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Oh Lordt! I totally forgot about the standing up afterwards! It was a mutha. Lol. U were dead on with the pillow trick. It hurt to laugh & cry. This video was very informative, things I wish I’d known 14 years ago.

  • Sherrell Collins
    June 7, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Both of my kids were planned C-sections and I love it!! I don’t think I would have ever had a child if I had to push out a baby – yikes!!! The second C-section was even easier because the muscle around the incision area was already dead so it was easy breezy. Honestly, if I’d known I was going to always have to have a C-section I would have started child birth earlier and have more kids but at 42 years old with a 3 and 4 year old so, I’m DONE!!