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C to the Section–A mom’s general observations about c-sections

Editor’s note: Since writing this post, Gretchen gave birth to her eighth child yesterday. He weighed 7lbs 15 oz. He is currently in the NICU for rapid respiration so be sure to send Gretchen your well-wishes. My first five kids were born via what some people deem the old-fashioned way. Then the exit sign flickered out. The next two babes were born via c-section, both undeniably necessary. I have no regrets regarding either delivery. Mr. Baby is scheduled to arrive in an OR, too. I’m fine with that. Here are some general observations about c-sections. They are in no logical order. If you are a dude or otherwise squeamish, this may be too much information: 1. There is a big difference in recovery time between emergency and scheduled c-sections. If you have an emergency c-section, like...