Rebecca Judd gets real about the post-baby ‘sausage shelf’, otherwise known as the C-section scar.
Mum of four, Rebecca Judd, has opened up about her very different birthing experiences on a recent episode of her KIIS network radio show, The 3PM Pick Up.
Speaking with cohost Katie “Monty” Dimond, Bec revealed all about delivering twin sons Darcy and Tom, 6 months, via cesarean section, calling the procedure “the worst thing I’ve ever done.”
“I’ve measured my scar. It’s 12 centimeters. It’s very, very low. It’s practically on my public bone. I don’t know how Tom’s head came out of there”!” She said.”But, compared to having a natural delivery, it kills me. It is far more horrific and the fact that you’re awake during major abdominal surgery is mind boggling and freaky.”
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She recalls, “I remember I was lying there on the operating table and I started pretty much having a panic attack, my heart was going nutso – I felt like it was jumping out of my chest.
“And I think ‘am I going to die? What’s going on?’, which actually was completely normal.”
“When all the meds wear off, the pain is excruciating,” she said.
“After I had [five-year-old son] Oscar, my first child, naturally, well, I had an epidural, but as soon as that wore off, it hurt a little bit. I used a lot of ice. But by the next day or two, it was fine.”
Talking about her scar she adds, “I’ve spoken to girlfriends about it and they’re like, ‘this ledge, this sausage shelf stays with you your entire life.’
“If you wear compression and tight clothes it makes it flatter but ladies, if you’re thinking of an elective C-section but you’re baby is in a normal, natural position for natural delivery, I’d go natural all the way.”
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