You spend months learning all about newborn/infant babywearing and practicing new carries so you can bond with your sweet new baby. You have visions of wearing your baby as you leave the hospital. For whatever reason, your birth doesn’t go as you planned and you end up having a cesarean section. All is not lost, you don’t have to wait to wear your baby!
The Moby and wraps I found to be the same so I will group them together. With my woven wrap I tried a front wrap cross carry and used the standard hug hold for the Moby. I found having to stretch behind me to grab the passes caused pain in my incision and stomach muscles. I also found wearing my newborn this way to be more uncomfortable. I am not quite sure if it was the strain of having to wrap and reach that made it uncomfortable or if it was the actual carry. I initially tried the wraps and Moby two weeks after my c-section. I tried again five weeks post c-section and it wasn’t nearly as uncomfortable as my initial try.
As of this writing, I am five weeks postpartum I am experiencing no pain while wearing my infant regardless of the type of carrier. When wearing my three year old with our preschool Kinderpack, I experience no pain while wearing however I am sore the following day.