A Caesarean delivery which is often referred to as C-Section surgery can impose a great impact on a woman’s life both physically and mentally, even after several weeks have passed. Although the procedure can save the lives of the mother and the child as well in medically complicated cases, a C-Section surgery’s wound can take forever to heal. Therefore, we have curated some tips and tricks for you to know just after you have had a C-Section.
- Do not hesitate to ask for help: Immediately after a Caesarean delivery most of the women undergo spinal or epidural blockage, in which the anesthesia that was given during the surgery often tends to block the sensations in the spine area. This is when even using the washroom alone can get difficult, and here you are thinking of taking care of a newborn all by yourself. Do not hesitate to ask for help from a trusted-one.
- Do not run away from your postpartum emotions: Generally, all women face challenges that involve breastfeeding and adjusting to the feeling of parenthood. Whereas women who have had C-Sections go through a lot more than that, which involved –clotting of blood in the legs, cramps in the area of the incision, and postpartum depression too. This is when you can get some help from your partner or simply by talking to a therapist about all the emotions that are bubbling underneath.
- No need to simply bear the pain: Surely going through surgery is difficult, but something that is more difficult than that is the process of recovery. Women with Caesarean delivery can go through immense pain for week-long. Therefore, it is better to take some medications prescribed by your doctor to get relief from pain, rather than just letting the situation get worse.
- Look out for infections: After a woman has had a C-Section surgery, she must not return to her regular exercising routing because during these times heavy bleeding is more likely to happen. This is when you can take regular walks and avoid doing heavy exercises. Doctors often suggest the new mothers to keep a tab on their body temperatures in every 24 hours to monitor the symptoms of infections. You should also look out for signs of swelling, red streaks or intense pain in the area of the incision. Immediately fetch medical help if you notice any such signs.