Maren Morris Opens Up About the Hardships of C-Section Recovery

“I just wish I had done a better job at preparing myself for the shock of a c-section, because the postpartum of a c-section is so brutal."
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ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Aug 2020
Maren Morris recovers from a c-section birth
Photo: NBC Universal / Getty Images

Singer Maren Morris welcomed a son, Hayes Andrew, with husband Ryan Hurd 4 months ago. She recently opened up about the challenges she faced after her “unintended” c-section delivery.

In a new video for Little Spoon’s This Is Normal initiative, which supports the Black Women’s Health Imperative, Morris revealed she wasn’t planning for a c-section. The new mom continues to say she wishes she had read up on the procedure beforehand.

“I labored for 30 hours, wanted to do it naturally, but I stopped having contractions and it was just time to call it and get him out safely,” Morris said in the video. “So I just wish I had done a better job at preparing myself for the shock of a c-section, because the postpartum of a c-section is so brutal.”

She then continued to explain that because she continued use any abdominal muscles she had to army crawl out of bed at night to go to the bathroom and be lifted out of bed by her husband.

“You’re also wanting to hold your baby and breastfeed and pump,” she added. “I wish people talked more about their c-section stories because I felt, like a lot of mothers, really isolated, really lonely, right after because it was this unexpected major surgery I ended up getting.”

Morris went on to say that at 4 months postpartum, she feels a lot better, has been cleared to work out and feels like she’s finally getting back to her body. “It’s nice to engage yourself and feel like you’re getting back into your body a little bit because it’s been borrowed for a year," she said. “You will come back…[but] it takes time. It takes nine months to grow a baby. You need at least that to get back to yourself, so don’t rush it.”

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