As some of you will remember, I was terrified at the prospect of a c-section, so, I went all Aspie-on-its-arse!
I researched the subject until I was satisfied (read; exhausted/blue in the face) that I had enough tools at my disposal to facilitate a speedy and effective recovery. I simply could not bear the thought of being out of action with my lot for up to six weeks (with no driving) with a new baby in the house too! No way Jose!
So, in case it is useful to anyone, here is what I learned about surgery, c-sections and effective recovery broken down into the various categories. I will try my best not to forget anything because I think I have made an almost miraculous recovery!
- Bellis Perennis
- Tea Tree Oil
- Papaya Enzyme Extract,
- Vitamin C
- Theraline C-Section Recovery Belt
- Fibre rich
- High protein
- Whole grain
- Miso instant cup-a-soup
- Nuts, seeds, dried fruit
- Granola Bars
- Green & Black's chocolate
- Peppermint Tea
- Bach Peppermint Rescue Remedy Gum
- Something to relieve wind but I can't remember what it was called!
- Placenta Capsules
I hope that is useful to someone! And as always, please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Here is a picture of my beautiful baby girl at four weeks old. Please excuse her blue mouth...I have been treating her oral thrush with gentian violet 1% and it turns everything bluish/purple!
Thanks for reading, as always,