Looking back, Maren Morris wishes she would've done a "better job of preparing" herself ahead of her son Hayes Andrew's birth in March.
In a new video for Little Spoon's Is This Normal, Morris opened up on the difficulties she faced both physically and emotionally after her "unintended" cesarean section to deliver her now 4-month-old son.
"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," the country singer explained. "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."
Morris went on to say that her recovery was a "shock," explaining how she couldn't use her abdominal muscles "and had to army crawl out of bed to use the bathroom in the middle of the night."
She added, "And you're also wanting to hold your baby and breastfeed and pump and all this other s---, so that was crazy."
The "My Church" singer revealed she felt "really isolated" and "really lonely" following her son's birth because she didn't hear as many stories about c-sections as she hoped before going through one herself.
"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," she shared.
Morris and her husband, Ryan Hurd, welcomed their baby boy on March 23. The country star opened up about her C-section in an Instagram post after Hayes birth, writing, "30 hours of labor ended with an emergency c-section...not what we planned but I learned pretty quickly that night that having a plan for bringing a human into the world is a fool’s errand. All that mattered was that he got here safely."
Now, four months postpartum, Morris says she's feeling "a lot better" and feels like she's finally getting "back into her body." Before concluding the interview, Morris encouraged other new moms to be patient with themselves, adding, "Don't rush it."
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