I'm up for a c-section soon and my son is just shy of 2. I don't have a lot of support where I live and I'm wondering how to handle my toddler and newborn after recovering from surgery. My husband will most likely have to go back to work the day i get home from the hospital. I'm hoping my mom can come take my toddler while I'm in the hospital and my dad will most likely be able to come for a few days, but after a week, I will be on my own. My work doesn't offer short-term disability so I can't affored daycare and my husband makes too much (I think) for any type of assistance. Has anyone been in this situation?
Answer by Sisteract at 1:29 AM on Aug. 15, 2010
Answer by hsmominky at 10:26 PM on Aug. 12, 2010
With your pregnancies being so close your recovery may be difficult. If you had a C-section the first time it will most likely be worse. The World Health Org. recommends waiting 3 years before ttc with a normal vaginal birth, longer after a C-section. Two C-sections less than 2 years apart may be all the pregnancies that are safe to have. Knowing this may be your last baby you may want to do things like go ahead and have your husband take extra time off work.
I was sick when my 3rd child was born and my husband left. I had a 5 yo and 8 yo. I had pneumonia, septicemia, and then cancer. I had a college girl come over at lunch time and she helped with lunch, laundry, the kids, cleaned the house, and made dinner. She came about 4 hours a day.
Answer by Gailll at 10:29 PM on Aug. 12, 2010
Answer by kathria at 10:38 PM on Aug. 12, 2010
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Answer by mompam at 3:26 PM on Aug. 13, 2010