I have talked to many women who have had c-sections and they nearly all say that an emergency c-section takes the longest time to recover from both emotionally and physically. I have had 4 babies and only the final by elective c-section followed the birth plan – so usually it is the shock of the birth not going to plan that emotionally upsets us.
One of the best peices of advice I heard from a recovery nurse was when you are up walking keep your back straight. Bending over only makes to slower to recover by letting the wound heal in an unusal position.
So after your c-section… WALK TALL