Actress, Rosie Ramsey, gave birth to her son four years ago but time hasn’t stopped her remembering the harrowing details of her birth.
She posted graphic pictures of the c-section on Instagram with the caption “Happy Halloween”.
By her own admission, Rosie’s page isn’t one of those “make everything look nice and perfect pages” and this important post is no different.
It highlights some of the harder parts of giving birth and debunks the myth that c-sections are the “easy way out”.
Rosie, who’s married to comedian and Strictly Come Dancing star, Chris Ramsey, shared with her 315,000 followers the “reality of a caesarian section”.
“They’re not the easy way out. I didn’t want one. They hurt like a mother f*%#!^.” She began.
“I had a hematoma which burst, hence the blood on the floor. Chris mentioned this in his stand up once (sweet) It was in this moment in which I had to ask ‘Is the blood from my scar or my vagina?!?!?’”
She warns her followers of the graphic content on the post before sharing two pictures, one of her stapled scar partially opened and another of blood all over the floor.
As Rosie highlighted, a caesarian is sometimes described as an “easy way out” leaving people not to take into consideration the fact that it’s a major surgery.
An average stay in hospital for c-sections in between 3 and 4 days.
The NHS recommend that you refrain from driving, exercising, carrying anything heavier than a baby and having sex for around six weeks or until you feel comfortable to do so.
It’s important to keep yourself mobile each day, though, to stop any blood clots forming, but the NHS warns not to overexert yourself.
Seek medical advice straight away if you notice any of the following symptoms:
pain when peeing
heavy vaginal bleeding
your wound becomes more red, painful and swollen
a discharge of pus or foul-smelling fluid from your wound
a cough or shortness of breath
swelling or pain in your lower leg