Pregnancy and childbirth can be two of the most intimidating experiences a woman goes through in life, and Maren Morris handled both with strength after going through an emergency C-section.
The ‘Rich’ singer was candid about the unplanned delivery of her son, Hayes, in a video posted to the Little Spoon Youtube page. When looking back at the craziest part of carrying her child and the postpartum life changes, Morris explained that she found the unplanned C-section a difficult part of the pregnancy and recovery.
“I labored for 30 hours, wanted to do it naturally, but I stopped having contractions,” Morris recalled. “You know it was just time to call it and get him out safely. So I’m glad that we did it, but not planning for a C-section, I didn’t read up on any of that at the time because I didn’t expect to get one. So I just wish I had done a better job at preparing myself for the shock of a C-section.”
As Morris continues to recount the last-minute surgery, she mentions that her recovery was tougher than expected and she relied a lot on her husband, Ryan Hurd, to get her through it while maintaining her first few weeks of motherhood.
“The postpartum of a C-section is so brutal. You can’t use any of your abdominal muscles. I had to, like, army crawl to get out of bed, to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. My husband would have to lift me out of bed,” she detailed.
While Morris says she is back to her new normal at home by taking care of Hayes and getting into a workout routine again, she hopes her story about her emergency C-section is something other mothers can look toward and even become confident in sharing their own similar stories of childbirth.
“You will come back. You will snap back. And 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,” Morris advised.
Morris and Hurd welcomed their first baby boy, Hayes Andrew, back in March of 2020. The couple have been at home much of the time since his birth due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has allowed for some fun family bonding in the meantime.