Our Moms Club members share their candid experiences of having a C-section.
Within 5 minutes it was decided that I had to undergo the surgery as my baby has shit in stomach.
And within 15 minutes, he was in front of my eyes. I was cautious during the surgery. As they say – when time comes and how hard you try to make ways, you never know what happens the very next moment. Me and the baby were perfectly normal. I was in senses in just 2-3 hours. The baby’s eyes were wide open and a smile on his face when he was handed by the doctor. – Prerna Chopra Walia
I could say its like you’re experiencing a live miracle of God. I forgot every pain associated with the surgery pre n post. Though the first 2 days were a little bad because of the pain, but I felt I could manage it. And trust me, a person like me who runs away even from a blood test is saying that. But I made an attempt to move around the 2nd day onwards itself and that’s what helped me regain all my strength in no time. Today, 20 days post the delivery, I’m able to run around and do everything for my little baby boy. It wasn’t a horrific experience at all- not as much as I gauged and spent sleepless nights thinking about. – Christine Khushi Pradeep Thakur
People always say “normal” is best, no pain no gain… Aren’t people forgetting it’s not our choice.. The body does what it wants too. Its a major operation, which unlike any other minor or major operation, one doesn’t get to rest at all afterwards. With all the baby latching properly, eating boiled food, drinking boiled herbal water, somewhere we forget that we just went through a major surgery and have a scale long scar to show it for the rest of our lives. Here is to all proud C-section moms. I loved it when the doctors said smile for the camera – you had a baby girl!!! I felt like I could own the world at that time. And nothing is similar to that feeling. – Winnie Bisht Arora
I was advised an urgent C-section.
Since me and my hubby both are paediatricians, at first we weren’t scared. But on the operation table, my doctor himself vanished. Since I couldn’t give away for my mom n hubby, I stayed strong till delivery. I saw my princess and my tears gave away. The doctor and nursing staff were amazing. I was taken care of by nurses as their own daughter. My pain was forgotten because of my princess touch. Thank you to all present with me, those who prayed for me and God for giving me Yahvi. – Siddhi Shelar-Wadambe
I have gone through this amazing experience of C-section twice, and happy that I delivered my babies this way.
Second time it was a planned C-section. People say that c-section leaves you with scars for the entire lifetime. I feel proud to show this scars as it requires a lot of courage to go through such a major surgery with your eyes wide open. Blessed with a daughter and son – Shaivi and Aaryav. – Asawari Gole
I got admitted a night before and I was shaved and disinfected around belly by early morning. Then I was given enema and by 11.00 am I was taken in the OT. I was damn scared while the aaya walked me to OT. I was made to lie on the bench, urine catheter was placed on me, then came in the anaesthetist. He asked me to bend down and administered an injection right in my spine and in 5 minutes I was numb down. I kept my eyes closed and opened only to see my son downside up. After that, I slept for the whole day only to gain consciousness by evening. I could not move for the next 2 days and was on glucose alone. By the third day, I was made to get up and walk a bit and feed my lo, By 5th day, I got discharged. But I was weak for about a week after that. When I walked out on 12th day I felt dizzy. By the 8th day my stapled stitches were removed… I believe it takes a month to fully recover from C section related health issues. – Unnati Bhavekar
I felt lots of uneasiness and foetal movements a day before delivery. Doctor ensured me that the cord was not entangled around the baby’s neck. But it was. I was admitted to hospital in the morning and medications for inducing pains were given. But there was no pain. Then the foetal echo was done in which my baby showed very fewer movements. This was again worrying. At 4 in the evening my doctor asked me about who was accompanying me.
She showed me that my baby ‘s heart was beating faster – 180 beats/minute. For a second I felt the earth slipped off my feet.
I was taken to OT. By 4:15 pm, I was conscious. Then started sedating. Doctor was speaking to me. I suddenly heard a sound “Push” I opened my eye. Could see my baby’s back. Yes, my baby has hair on his head and some on back too. And he’s too fair. Just could not see if it was a boy or a girl. Nurse just wiped him and put oil in his hair and gave it to my dad who was standing outside. He was soo delighted. First happiness after my mom departed. I was shifted to my room at 5:45 pm. Before that I was congratulated by my doctor, I was so damn eager to see my baby… To hold him. Just love the first glimpse of him. He was looking at me too. Luv u baby, Luv u mom. Its ur blessing. – Ashima Singh