Throughout my pregnancy, all I heard was how awful c-sections were and that I should avoid having one at all costs. So as I was wheeled down the hall to the operating room, all I felt was dread. Would surgery rob me of the birth experience? Would my recovery be long and excruciating? Would a long, ugly scar put an end to my days of low-rise Levi's? Ultimately, I was happy to discover that my anxiety was, for the most part, unfounded.
My cesarean was not as dreadful as everyone had warned, and many of my friends report that their c-sections went better than expected, too. In case you need to have one, learn the most common c-section fears and the not-so-scary truth behind them.