Taking the Fear out of a C-Section

Scar Scares

Fear #6: The scar will be big and ugly.

It may be red and scary initially, but don't worry -- you will be left with a thin scar, typically just above the pubic hairline. "Most incisions are typically 5 to 6 inches long to allow the head and shoulders to be delivered," says Dr. Flamm. However, the scar will fade in size and color over time, and most are so low that only your doctor, your husband, and your bikini waxer will ever see it. I actually enjoy looking at my scar every morning when I step into the shower -- it marks the spot where Austin came into our lives.

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