4. Ali S.
"I was a bit sorer than I was for my first C-section, but didn’t let it hold me back. We went to the pool—I didn’t swim though—and zoo the week we were home. At two weeks postpartum, it suddenly felt like my incision was ripping open. Turns out, it was just my nerves twitching. It felt like I was getting a tattoo done all the time for a couple weeks. I probably should have taken it a bit easier, but single parents don’t always have that opportunity."