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10 Simple Tips For A Speedy C-Section Recovery

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Tips to recover from a C-section
Recovering from a Lower Segment Caesarean Section (LSCS) or Caesarean section is a time taking process and requires care and concern. After the surgery, you will be wheeled into the recovery room and you will be under the observation of your doctors. Soon enough, the anesthesia will wear off and the doctor will give you a dose of morphine or other pain killer to address the pain. The hospital stay will vary from 3-5 days and the nurses will help you get onto your feet and take a shower.

  • How Will I Feel After A C-section?
  • 10 Tips To Speedily Recover From A C-section

How Will I Feel After A C-section?

C-section is a major surgery, and you will probably feel nauseated, uncomfortable and somewhat groggy post the surgery. You will be given some painkillers to address the pain and your stitches will probably hurt. The lochia or vaginal bleeding will still be there as you have in the normal delivery. Soreness and numbness may be present around the incision site and your scar may appear as a raised area in comparison to the neighboring area. It is usually darker than the surrounding skin tone.
The C-section is considered as a major surgery, so recovering takes some time, precautions, and a good load of will. Look at the baby and that should be enough motivation.

10 Tips To Speedily Recover From A C-section

Here are some simple tips to help you recover from caesarean section:
Hospital Stay

  1. Early Ambulation
    Walking soon after the surgery is a useful tip to expedite the process of recovery. After 24 hours of surgery, your doctor will ask you to get up from the bed gently. In the next 24 hours, try to walk a few steps. Gradually you should start walking down the corridor and you will be amazed to see a speedy and exponentially fast recovery
  2. Regular Walking
    Make walking a daily routine and increases few steps stroll everyday to long slow walks. After being discharged from the hospital, develop a regular routine for walking. These walks will increase blood circulation, keep you agile and will give you a sense of accomplishment
  3. Avoid Itching
    During the first few weeks, you might experience itching around the scar. Itching is a great healing sign, but make sure you do not scratch around the scar. Remain faithful not to touch or pick at it, the scar should be left alone to healRest you body
  4. Avoid Lifting the Baby
    Lifting the baby can be a painful experience for the Caesarean section patient. Make sure you seek the help of a friend or a maid. Do not put burden on your stitches as it can be very harmful. Even when you breastfeed, find a position that puts the least pressure on the stitches
  5. Diet and Lot of Fluids
    Nutrition is an important part of healing. Make sure you eat fibrous fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink a lot of fluids. Say no to ice and cold drinks and do not use a straw as this can cause flatulence. Take anti-gas tablets and syrups because if gas is not expelled from your belly it can cause pain and spasm. Walking can also help you get rid of excess gas from the bellyHave lots of liquid and fibre
  6. Use a Stool Softener
    Due to surgery, your bowel movements slow down and defecation can become a problem. You can ask your doctor to give you a stool softener. Stool softener facilitates help in evacuation of bowel without any pain and discomfort. Eating a banana at bedtime can also be helpful
  7. Nurse Often
    Start nursing soon after birth because it hastens the process of recovery and helps in bringing the uterus back to pre-pregnant state. Besides fats recovery, nursing also helps the proper development of your baby in the long run. Breastfeeding can be painful is a wrong notion and a misconception. Hold the baby in a ‘football hold’ and keep him to your side instead of holding him across the chest. You can also seek the help of doctor to learn the ‘football hold’. Read about breastfeeding position here
  8. Take Adequate Sleep
    Sound and adequate sleep is essential for proper healing of your C-section scar. When you baby sleeps, ask your relative or nurse to look after him/her while you take a nap. Play soft music and this can make your baby sleep and it can also give you some extra time to feel relaxed. Do not hasten anything, your body has just been through a lot, so give it lots of relaxed time and take good restSleep Adequately
  9. Enjoy your Motherhood
    Motherhood is a precious time, so enjoy every moment of it. Spend time with your baby. The mere sight of your baby will fill you with love and affection and will release happy hormones that will expedite the process of healing
  10. Maintain Hygiene
    Good personal hygiene is vital for a healthy and speedy recovery of C-section scar. Take a bath and change your clothes regularly and keep the scar area clean

You will be tremendously happy and euphoric while you hold your tiny baby in your arms. The sight is overwhelming and ecstatic and will make you forget all the pains and discomfort your experienced so far. Soon after the C-section you will feel nauseated and somewhat groggy. All this will usually last for 24 hours and will pass by. However, back pain will last for few days to few weeks. Avoid going up and down the stairs too much and take good care of your own health. Keep your spirits high, and do enjoy motherhood. If you do feel the postpartum blues at some time, remember it is the hormones.
Do not bother too much about the cesarean scar. “Remember, it is a mark of beauty, of a body’s purpose fulfilled.
You have earned this battle scar.”

So feel proud!

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Aug 25, 2015

Please have Cucumber (KHEERA) juice 15 ml+ Mint ( PUDEENA) juice 15ml + Tomato juice 10 ml + Lemon juice 10 ml + Glycerin 10ml shake well store. Apply this mixture over your face skin at bed time wash face with water only in mrniong. Continue this process daily for 4 weeks. You will feel some difference after 2 week application. Apply honey over acne for 2 hour daily. Intake of Honey 5ml with 15ml rose water daily for 4 week. Application of raw carrot paste over your face for 1 hour twice a week, will improve the texture of your face skin its natural glow. Drink water as much as you can , add Milk Curd in your daily diet green vegetables specially leafy will be prefered

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Sandu

Aug 25, 2015

Please have Cucumber (KHEERA) juice 15 ml+ Mint ( PUDEENA) juice 15ml + Tomato juice 10 ml + Lemon juice 10 ml + Glycerin 10ml shake well store. Apply this mixture over your face skin at bed time wash face with water only in mrniong. Continue this process daily for 4 weeks. You will feel some difference after 2 week application. Apply honey over acne for 2 hour daily. Intake of Honey 5ml with 15ml rose water daily for 4 week. Application of raw carrot paste over your face for 1 hour twice a week, will improve the texture of your face skin its natural glow. Drink water as much as you can , add Milk Curd in your daily diet green vegetables specially leafy will be prefered

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