Will You Hurt After Your C-Section, How Badly Do You Think It Will Hurt?
Clinical Journal of Pain, and began to study the critical factors of anxiety, and pain medicine use likelihood as well as other issues that would impact successful pain (minimizing) free surgery. Her scale was 1-100 and she was studying women undergoing repeat C-sections. And she came up with a prediction tool for docs. Based on 1)what do you think your pain level will be, 2)how anxious are you about your surgery, and 3)how much pain medication will you use. Simple and straight forward, and the scores were surprisingly accurate. And interestingly enough, if you have a lot of pain at a surgery, more than the average amount of pain at a surgery, then you might turn into a chronic pain patient. So what you and your gyno have to gab about is the perception of pain and what you can do to lessen that perception. In a new study the by Sword and colleagues in the British Journal of Obstetrics and gynecology they actually looked into the subject of C-sections and whether having the c-section would lead women to be more depressed. In fact it was not one of the factors associated with experiencing post partum depression, so that was positive! Have you had a C-section? What was your experience?