C Sect experience and recovery

So I was dilated at 3cm for many days with no progress even though EDD was near. Pubic pain caused me immobile unless I was supported by hubs and it made me check in to labour ward as I couldn't handle the pain anymore. Admitted to triage on 9th Jan , monitored and totally no progress (not even 1cm) . So many doctors came in and out to check cervix for dilation , managed to stretch till about 4cm. Had me admitted to ward upstairs so I can rest while they monitor my progress. Next day , doc came and still no progress, I chose to get the waterbag burst , which might speed up the process. Fast forward few hours later , was in labour ward , 2 MOs tried to burst waterbag but no success until a doc came and managed to do so. I was in so much pain from all the cervix check that even when contractions were 1 min apart I didn't feel a thing. I wasn't on epidural , only relied on entonox during cervix checks. 12 hours passed and still not dilated. I ended up choosing C sect as I couldn't handle the stress of being checked down below , plus the pubic pain that I'm having. Baby girl chose to be born on my birthday (11.01) making us share a birthday. A real unboxing indeed. 馃槀 Now , that was my labour story 馃槄 I'm home now and I'm confused by what my massuese advise plus what the doctor advised and generally on Google. I'm mix feeding my baby , 80% breastfeeding and 20% formula top up. Doctors & articles I've read said to keep myself hydrated as we need it to produce enough. Massuese told me to not drink water alot as may cause swollen legs and water retention. She told me to not wear compression socks as well and just use normal ones. Doc told me to continue wearing compression socks and it will help with the blood flow and circulation since I was a c sect patient. Which one should I heed advise to? My feet are swollen now and idk if it's because of water intake or the socks. Please help??? Also what advises were given to you and did you practice them? Or did you do what was best for you? Share some tips on a speedy recovery from c sect. (Esp those who have another kid in household) Thanks in advance!!

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Hi mummy! C section mummy here as well! Doctor did told me to stay hydrated.. even my masseuse told me to stay hydrated BUT we need to limit ourself.. but remember, we need to produce milk for baby as well.. ive stopped using compression socks because it makes my leg more swollen and worse!! Im wearing normal socks now. So what i did is, after my masseuse massage me, i will take a heated medicated oil and massage my leg every day. After 2-3 days my feet stop swollen and my water retention slowly subside.. u can try this method mummy! 鈽猴笍鈽猴笍

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2mo ago

Mine is after 8 days. The moment i feel i can start walking way better then the first few days after c-sec, i called my masseuse to check if its fine to massage after a week, she say its just nice. And tbh, i CURE frm the whole body ache and can walk way faster after a week of massage.

I also gave birth via CS on Dec 27, 2022 and exclusively breastfeeding my baby. I wore compression socks, it helps on the swelling of my feet. Mommy, you need to hydrate and unli-latch your baby to produce more milk.

Please listen to doctor rather than a masseuse. I drink water thru out my confinement and not being water retention. 馃槄

I wear compression stocking mainly at night when I am not walking much, at daytime I remove