(Closed) Birth AND Recovery Story

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
5473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@oceanblue:  Yikes! I bet you were blindsided by the baby blues if nobody ever told you about them!  It sounds like you’ve really found your groove though 🙂  Congrats!

Post # 4
3080 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Thanks for sharing your story! Glad everything worked out okay with the birth, although it must have been so scary when your baby’s heart rate was dropping when you pushed. Like you, my sister had an emergency c-section and was completely unprepared and unread on what to expect in terms of the surgery and recovery.

I like that you mention asking for help. I’m in a super terrible timing position where my husband is just completing a career change into teaching, and will likely have a brand new teaching job at the beginning of next fall. My due date is August 22. I will probably have the baby in the very week or weeks that he is starting a new job, so I really am going to want / need plenty of help from other people.  

Post # 5
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Thank you so much for writing this 🙂  Every word you said is true — that there’s no shame in taking all the help you can get, and that you probably WILL feel overwhelmed for the first few weeks, but it WILL get better and eventually you’ll reach a point where you can’t believe you even felt that way because things have turned around so completely.

Post # 6
7643 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@oceanblue:  Thanks for sharing both the birth and recovery stories! And especially for sharing about post baby blues. I mentioned on that thread that no one shares that part of pregnancy either–that pregnant women are supposed to be happy, bubbly, and ok with every question and talk about their baby all the time. I am nervous about ending up with baby blues, but in time, as you said, it will all work out. Thanks for sharing!

Post # 7
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@oceanblue:  Thank you for sharing your story! I had my baby in September and I also had the baby blues. I started feeling better after a few weeks but I would say around 5-6 weeks PP is when I really started feeling like myself again. I agree- people don’t talk about it enough. I went out with some friends a few weeks ago and my friend who has a 2 year old was there and I was talking about it and she was like, oh yeah that part was horrible.  WHY didn’t you tell/warn me?! 


Post # 8
12244 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Thank you for sharing! The Baby Blues are one of my biggest PP worries!

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