Here is my first Octopus for a newborn! These little guys tentacles mimic the umbilical cord and are a wonderful gift for those new babies! I can also make larger sizes for the bigger kids who love sea creatures! (I need to practice more on the eyes and mouth to get them just right!) 🖤🐙
Tomorrow is #MarketDay :D
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Recovery time is dependent on the type of surgery. For breast augmentation, recovery time should be quicker than other surgeries. Bruising is mild and typically lasts one week. In the photo above, the patient has minimal bruising only one day after surgery. By her one week post op appointment the bruising is gone. The results are immediate and scars are well hidden. Patients are back to regular activities within 1-2 weeks.
My preference for most patients (including this patient) is to place the implants under the pectoralis muscle of the chest. This can lead to a slightly longer recovery because the muscle has to heal but there are long term benefits that make it worth it. Implant size will also affect the recovery as smaller implants will give immediate results that have fewer problems long term.
I have something to say about c-sections. And it’s a message not shared enough but desperately needed.
This morning I’ve seen about 5 posts regarding how to achieve a “natural” birth and why it should be the preferred birth. There were stories sharing personal experiences and health providers offering services to help women optimize their bodies in preparation. Good information, yes. But there’s a problem with positioning one birth preference over the another.
I’ve had a medicated, home, and c-section birth. I’ve been torn, cut and swollen. Also, I’m trained in birth work and postpartum core and pelvic recovery. My experience is personal and evidence based. What I can tell you honestly, no matter how well prepared you are to give birth, intervention may be necessary.
15 months ago, I had a c-section. I spent my pregnancy educating myself, learning from experts and these circumstances were unavoidable. Because of the training I have and the experts I worked with, I was able to come out of my c-section feeling my son’s birth was the best possible outcome. And I don’t see I failed him or myself.
It took 4 months for me to feel confidently rehabbed, 9 months to be pain free. My physical recovery challenged my beliefs in birth and healing afterwards.
So we need to stop placing judgment on surgical birth and the women who have them. Some women may elect a c-section because of past trauma or they fear birth. Some need c-sections because it’s life saving. And we all need to feel supported.
With the majority of focus surrounding birth being uncomplicated vaginal, women aren’t being educated or prepared for the possibility of interventions. And they’re definitely not given enough information about how to recover emotionally as well as physically. 15 months later, I still have flashbacks haunting me.
My point, ALL birth needs to feel empowering. Whether at home, in a hospital bed, or in an OR, you are strong, powerful and resilient.
Here is the scar, just one symbol of the sacrifices I made for my son to come into this world. His birth is his, not optimal, not less than ideal. His. And he too deserves to be empowered by his story.