As many Florida women know, some pregnancies may require a cesarean section to deliver the baby, which is generally a safe procedure. However, for some women, a C-section may include complications other than the longer amount of time for the new mother to recuperate from the procedure. In addition, an infant born by C-section may suffer from complications in some instances.
Women undergoing a C-section are generally hospitalized an extra day after the birth as compared to women who give birth vaginally. A C-section also requires more recovery time since it involves major surgery. While a woman who gives birth vaginally generally recovers in one or two weeks, a woman who undergoes a C-section can take from four to six weeks to recover completely.