Care after a Cesarean Delivery

Posted by Trupti Shirole on Fri, Dec 3, 2010  
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After a cesarean delivery every woman recovers in her own unique way. Pain medications that are considered to be safe while breast feeding can prove to be help during the first few days.


After a child birth all new parents generally benefit from assistance at home. For a woman who has had a cesarean birth such help is even more essential for at least the first week after the delivery because she is recovering from a major surgery.


Also the woman is undergoing a transformation from a pregnant to a non-pregnant state. At the same time she is also learning to take care for her new born baby..


Adequate help allows you to rest. This can make a great difference in how quickly you recover from the surgery. Taking care of yourself and your baby should be your only duty.


Certain activity restrictions are usually recommended-

       Limit climbing the stairs as much as possible.

       Do not lift anything heavy at least for the first two weeks.

       Ask someone to help you with the laundry, vacuuming and other tasks that require bending, lifting, or pushing. Avoid doing these jobs for at least the first few weeks after birth. Then gradually resume such tasks.

       Do not drive a car for the first two weeks.

       Until the incision has totally healed take showers instead of tub baths.

       Follow your doctor’s instructions on the care of your incision.



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