Alright, time for another dose of C-section real talk. Back in January, I shared the story about my decision to have a C-section with the hope that some of you would share similar stories. The week it went live, I got loads of texts, Facebook and Instagram messages, and emails filled with kind words, intense stories, and a few pro tips. I had done a reasonable amount of research into C-sections, asked my doctor tons of questions, and felt as prepared as possible. But, as you’ve probably guessed because you’ve already read the title of this article, there were a bunch of things I had no idea were going to happen! Good things, uncomfortable things, weird things — all of ‘em.
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(Photos via Anjelika Temple, Illustrations via Yising Chou)