Hey! My best friend is really tiny, like 5'1" and just had her son (first child) 3 weeks ago vaginally, he was 9 pounds!! She was feeling herself about 5 days after he was born. I did 26 hours natural labor, had "emergency c-section" and me and my daughter were fine, no complications. They put her to my breast immediately, as soon as I was stitched up and wheeled to recovery ( within about 10 minutes). My.milk came in about 3 days later, but colostrum is all your baby needs for the first days so dont worry at all!!
Mother's Milk tea was fabulous. Highly recommend, I still breastfeed and she is 14 months. Really, truly, honestly- you will be amazed at how your body just does its thing! Vaginal deliveries are so much easier to recover from, and your Dr will monitor things so dont worry!! If you fo have a c, I had a catheter for 24 hours, they did not allow me to walj for 24 hours. As soon as I walked I got catheter out. FYI, I could not sit on or get up from the toilet by myself the first week. Nor could I shower myself, and getting in and out of bed was hell the first 8 days. I pray to God I never have another C. My doctors were great, but it is actually a major surgery. They cut thru many layers and it takes months to heal. My dr does not recommend trying to conceive again for a full 18 months after a cesarian delivery. He recommends waiting 9-12 for vaginals. Not that I want anotger soon, lol.