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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 12:17 PM   11
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I promise there almost definitely isn't! When you have a baby you never really get the time you need to rest and recuperate, so full recovery can take ages. At 6 weeks, you've basically had NO time to recover, since you'll be running around looking after the children/baby and up all hours. It's ridiculous for anyone to even suggest to you that you should be in perfect health already.



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 12:59 PM   12
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To be fair I've had great help the first 4/5 weeks its just now I'm being left a bit more too it.
I have a 4.5 and a 3 year old as well so it is hectic.
I'll take up the random pains with a private gynae next week i think. Even for piece of mind!



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 12:59 PM   13
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6 weeks is just the acute recovery phase, the open incision, open wound in uterus, etc. I had a c-section with my first, probably took 6-9 months to feel "normal", but still had the odd twinge for probably well past a year (then I got pregnant again, so who knows).



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 13:20 PM   14
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Wow really..
who are these people then that are superwoman by 6 weeks?! Haha.



 
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Old Dec 14th, 2017, 01:51 AM   15
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I didn't even have a c-section and I still felt loads of aches and pains in my joints up to 3 months post partum. However I think when you have anxiety it doesn't matter what facts you get or how many symptoms 'really exist' because your anxiety will latch on to anything. You've had a traumatic experience in your emergency c-section and just having a baby in itself causes post part anxiety in many women. Trying to be in control of situations we can't control and the fear caused by losing that control causes us to seek reassurance (which is totally normal and understandable) so that we don't have to feel that fear of an uncertain future, but if the true cause of the anxiety (the traumatic birth/surgery) is still causing you fear, then all the reassurance in the world about your current symptoms may not help longer term because you'll still have anxiety, it will just be about something different. I don't think I'm explaining myself properly. My own example is that when my anxiety is high I get more phobic about germs and spiders etc. I'm not actually anxious because of the germs and spiders because when my mood is calm I am fine with these things but my anxiety over something else will cause me to be anxious about things that make me feel out of control, and I now recognise this and have to look deeper inside myself to find my real stressor.



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Old Dec 14th, 2017, 06:18 AM   16
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No i can see what you mean - that makes sense..
i think I've even given myself IBS with the worry and stressing out over still feeling sore and tender and having random pains. Ive over doubled my physical work load in the past couple of weeks so taking it that its part of that.. or trying to!
I went to a physio yesterday too who will hopefully help me build strength again!



 
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Old Dec 20th, 2017, 17:32 PM   17
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My baby is 6 weeks old, and she was my 3rd c-section in 4 1/2 years. My first recovery was rough, and my last two recoveries were relatively easy. That being said, it IS a major abdominal surgery, and it will take months upon months for your body to truly recuperate. I'm also 39, and I now just feel tired. I'm waiting for a surge of energy, but that's not happening any time soon.



 
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