I had a scheduled c-section but went into labor early. I had a spinal which I didn't feel because they used a numbing spray and even though I had my arms strapped I was awake and DJ got to hold baby while they sewed me up. I was Also fortunate enough to carry baby to recovery and start nursing right away. I tried nursing every 2 hours whether he was interested or not. I stayed in hospital 2 nights and my milk came in on the third night after delivery. I was sore if I tried standing /sitting too often but I was sure to keep up with my pain meds (did not notice any negative effects on baby) and wore the support brace that I was sent home in 24/7 that really helped!! I was pretty much able to do anything /everything after 2 weeks maybe sooner.
Andrea -SAHM to Sean 10-09, Owen 1-13, and married to my best friend!