It will very much depend on they type of anaesthetic you have. You will be in more pain earlier if you have a general anaesthetic and much less for longer if you have a spinal. Depending what the anaesthetists uses on an epidural your pain will be somewhere between the two. I had an unusual anaesthetic so mine was closer to a general as far as post op pain went but it was bearable. Painful to move but so much less painful when you have your baby with you. They are a great distraction. Bottom line – if you are in pain then you need to ask for pain killers because the midwives will not offer. Also don’t try to be too tough. If you need them then take them, don’t suffer in silence.

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Published 22nd October 2019

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