Dr. Mary Kimmel is quoted in this Good Housekeeping article about people who give birth can navigate the postpartum recover period.
“Give yourself space to feel whatever emotions you have, including grief or sadness. We go into birth with a lot of expectations, including some we don’t even realize we have. Having surgery and recovery from surgery require healing physically, but also emotionally and psychologically — especially if a c-section was unexpected or under conditions in which you felt you or the baby might be in danger. Be proud of what you have accomplished.”
Find the entire article here.