I was lucky that I knew in advance that I was going to have my caesarean  section, so I had some time to prepare and a revised birth plan. That said, I’m not sure that I really understood how difficult it might be, or the practical ways that my life could be made a little easier. I’m not talking about pain management, as I found paracetamol and ibuprofen more than sufficient, but I mean the psychological effects of being housebound for a little while, and the practical things I didn’t consider. So here is what I learned in those first few weeks. I hope it might help you prepare a little better and also support a new mum who is in that position. Get a supply of generic painkillers in the house There’s nothing worse than being caught out and not being able to get to the shop. Obviously discuss… View Post