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Things You Should Totally Avoid After A Cesarean

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Things to avoid after C-section
So you just had a C-section and feel quite overwhelmed with the umpteen advices you have been receiving from all ends leaving you totally confused. Relax and don’t panic, as C section is extremely common these days. All you need to do to follow some guidelines mentioned below to breeze through the initial discomfort and pain you may experience and enjoy your motherhood to the maximum. However, you need to be aware that C section is not a minor operation, so you need to give your body adequate care to help it revert back to normal.
20 Things You Should Not Do After Having A C-section

20 Things You Should Not Do After Having A C-section

Here are some important things that are a BIG NO after you have undergone a C section:

1. Never eat foods that may develop gas:

It is extremely important you take care of your diet during the first few days and make sure you avoid any kind of food that may cause gas formation

2. Avoid foods that can constipate you:

It is also necessary you stay clear from foods which can get you constipated. Constipation will strain your bowels and make it painful and sore to excrete

3. Make sure you don’t fall sick:

Ensure you do not develop a cold or allergy as sneezing can be extremely painful after a C section. Avoid people with infections or people who are sick

4. Do not laugh too much:

This can also hurt incision like hell and so tell everyone around you not to crack jokes while you are around. That sounds harsh, doesn’t it?

5. Don’t cough:

Even a mild cough can hurt your stitches and so this also needs to be avoided. Make sure you do not consume anything that can give you a cough

6. Do not spend time lamenting you were not lucky enough for a normal birth:

There is absolutely no use regretting about what has happened. What is most important is you and your precious bundle should be healthy and happy

7. Do not touch your surgical incision area unnecessarily:

It is imperative you do not pry around your incision and its best you do not even look at it often. Your husband or nurse can take care of that area to ensure there are no issues

8. Do not suppose the numbness will disappear soon:

Some women complain of numbness even after three years! It is there and it is there to stay

9. Do not get depressed or begin crying:

You need to understand it will take quite some time before you revert back to normalcy. Remember crying can also make your incision pain horribly and so stop crying or feeling sorry for yourself

10. Never begin housework as soon as you reach home:

It is absolutely imperative to get the required rest and do not strain yourself in any way. Let your mom or husband look after household chores while you get the much needed rest to get back into shape in both mind and body

11. Climbing stairs:

This is yet another thing that needs to be completely avoided if you have just undergone a cesarean section

12. No need to bear severe pain:

If you are experiencing severe pain, you can take a pain killer which will help you feel better and also make you better equipped to look after your little one. Just ensure do not pop in too many pills and always take your doctor’s advice

13. Ensure that you get your quota of fiber foods:

It is imperative you do not miss taking foods which have lots of fiber as it takes quite a long time for your bowels to reach normalcy again after a C section. So it is vital you do not neglect eating fiber rich fruits and veggies

14. Avoid neglecting your wound or let it get wet while having a shower:

Make sure your wound is covered well while having a shower and do not by any chance scrub or let soapy water come in contact with the incision area

15. Remember not to lift your baby by yourself:

Lifting your baby can be extremely painful for a while and so it would be ideal to not try doing it all alone for a few days till your wound heals

16. Do not attempt conventional abdominal exercises too soon:

Never begin conventional exercise before consulting your doctor as it may prevent healing of your incision. Click here to know when to start exercising after a C-section

17. Never let what people say let you get depressed:

Don’t pay heed to unnecessary comment that may pull you down.

18. Try not to lie down without a lot of pillows to make you feel comfortable:

Ensure you have adequate pillows around you while lying down so that you can lie in the most comfortable position possible

19. Avoid sex for at least six weeks:

It is best to avoid sex for some time until you feel normal and your wound heals. Read more about resuming your sex life here

20. Don’t feel any less of a mom:

Do not let the ‘vaginal delivery is the best’ squad get into your head at all. You are as much a mom as a woman who has birthed naturally. Never go there
These simple instructions can definitely help you to become your old self in no time and enjoy your bundle of joy to the maximum.

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