What Happens After a Caeserean Delivery

The extra time you spend int the hospital will be an assurance that you are being monitored for any risks to you and your baby

What Happens After a Caeserean Delivery

What to Expect After a C-section (recovery)

It is important to remember that when you deliver a baby by C-section, it is considered major surgery. Your stay in the hospital will probably be about 3 days, depending on your reason for having the C-section. You may be in pain, but there are options you can take to control it.

Pain relief options

Your first pain relief will probably come in the form of an IV after your anesthesia wears off. Your IV will probably be removed within the first 24-48 hours and you will be encouraged to get up and go for a little walk with assistance. The walks will also help to prevent both constipation and blood clots. At this point, you will also be able to take a shower or sponge bath

After the IV is taken out, you will be given oral medications for pain. Your body will feel a normal fatigue because your it is using all of its energy to start to heal itself. While you are in the hospital, the amount of food you eat, how much you drink, and how active your bladder and bowels are, will all be monitored.

Risks to the mother after C-section

After your C-section, there are a few risks to think about and be monitored for.

These include the following:

Once you are home

You may feel post-partum depression. If you do start feeling overwhelmed, talk to your doctor or mental health professional. Ask for a visiting nurse or join a support group. Any one of these options are fine. The main thing is to talk to someone. You do not have to feel alone.

Just remember, you cannot do this recovery on your own. Find someone who can help you recover. And also, remember, that, because your C-section is a major surgery, it will take a little longer to recover. So it is necessary to be patient. Take the time to recover as your doctor allows. In the meantime, hold your new little angel and do some important bonding. Good luck.

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