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Whether your C-section procedure was planned or unexpected, the recovery can be a beast, physically and emotionally. We asked around, and here are some things moms used religiously, had overnighted, and splurged on (or wish they had) to get to the other side.
This isn’t the movies. Yes, your baby has vacated your body, but that doesn’t mean you will morph back into your pre-pregnancy shape overnight — or ever (it doesn’t really work that way). Hold onto those maternity clothes for a while longer and buy or borrow at least a few non-maternity staples that fit you today.
A nursing pillow keeps the pressure off of your midsection when breastfeeding and is convenient for propping books, your phone, snacks, and most importantly, the TV remote.