If you've had a C-section, new moms, follow these do's and dont's

It is typical to endure discomfort, stiffness, and sometimes bleeding after having a baby through C-section.



April is International Cesarean Awareness Month, so it's a good opportunity to discuss such a popular infant birth process. Some typical side effects of cesarean surgery include pain, discomfort, and even bleeding. After undergoing significant abdominal surgery, your body will require time to recuperate. C-section has a substantial influence on the mother, and it is critical that you be thoroughly informed about the process, recovery period, and side effects.


Physical activities after a C-section


Lifting things heavier than the infant is one of the physical activities that moms should avoid following a C-section. It is advised to avoid using tampons, vigorous exercise, using the stairs, or having intercourse until you have received authorization from your doctor. Furthermore, until your postpartum hemorrhage and incision have healed, you should shower rather than bathe. Although intense workouts should be avoided, walking every day might be useful during these periods; nevertheless, remember to relax when you're fatigued. Because you are permitted to participate in a variety of activities, it may be a good idea to use this time to bond with the child.


Post-C-section Recovery


Because everyone is different, the time it takes for mothers to get back on their feet after a C-section varies. According to experts, the average time to recuperate entirely following a cesarean is 4-6 weeks. However, if you want to return to more vigorous activities like sex and exercise, you should wait for at least 6-8 weeks, if not longer. To recuperate rapidly, you should focus on taking care of yourself and the baby during this time. Here are some suggestions about what activities to avoid after a C-section!


Diet following a C-section


Diet, like physical activity, is subject to a slew of limitations following a C-section. Because there is a lack of physical activity, it is essential to monitor your diet and avoid eating foods that are difficult to digest and cause weariness. Consuming nutritional foods and minerals is also essential for healing from physical and mental stress.


Following delivery, the following foods should be avoided!


1. Coffee or tea beverages: Coffee should be avoided totally throughout and after pregnancy to ensure the baby's healthy growth.


2. Carbonated beverages: Carbonated beverages and citrus juices both produce gas and should be avoided after a C-section.


3. Hot food: It produces stomach upset, and the infant may detect the strong flavour in the milk.


4. Alcohol: It is best to avoid liquor after a c-section. Alcohol can raise the chance of miscarriage during pregnancy, and after delivery, it can interfere with the mother's ability to nurse, affecting the baby's growth and development even more.


5. Pickles, cabbage, cauliflower, peas, beans, lentils, ladyfinger, broccoli, and onions are just a few of the foods that trigger flatulence.


6. Cold, raw, fried, and quick food: Cold and raw foods are difficult to digest and should be avoided after surgery. Fried and quick meals can also be problematic.


7. Ghee: Avoid using ghee for at least one week following a C-section.


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After-C-section Incision Care


A C-section is a surgical operation that involves making incisions in the abdomen and uterus to deliver the baby. The following are the specific actions that must be taken to care for the incision after surgery:


  • Keep the area around the incision clean and dry.

  • Wash your incision with warm water on a regular basis, but don't leave it wet for too long.

  • Avoid using cleaning products that contain chemicals that might aggravate your wound.


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