How to take care of C-section wound

October 29, 2015 03:38 PM

How to take care of C-section wound

October 29, 2015 03:38 PM

For one reason or another, C-sections have become more and more popular. One of the ‎reasons is health related and preferred by doctors for mother and baby safety. Another ‎reason could be the mother’s desire not to experience a natural childbirth. In any case, C-‎sections are not as complicated as before; It is the opening of the lower abdomen by ‎making a horizontal incision to easily reach the uterus and pelvic organs without the ‎need for large wounds that cause cosmetic defects and hernias.‎

C-sections are considered invasive operations, and you can may be surprised by the ‎amount of the pain you will experience afterwards. You might feel like you can’t do ‎anything by yourself. There are some things that affect the healing of the wound, such as ‎obesity, sweatiness, some diseases like diabetes and anemia, and some medications. ‎However, there are some steps you can follow to keep your wound clean and take care of ‎yourself, therefore accelerating the healing process.‎

‎1.‎ After a C-section, you will need to rest as much as possible and not carry anything ‎heavier than the baby.‎
‎2.‎ You can get a support pillow for your abdomen
‎3.‎ Drink a lot of fluids to compensate for the loss during childbirth and breastfeeding. ‎Fluids can prevent constipation and urinary tract infections (UTI).‎
‎4.‎ Clean the wound properly. Take warm showers without massaging or rubbing. Check ‎with your doctor if you’re allowed to shower after the bandages are removed
‎5.‎ Keep the wound dry and apply the ointment provided by your doctor. It is preferable to ‎put a piece of gauze to prevent friction with clothes.‎
‎6.‎ Eat fiber-rich liquids and foods to prevent constipation, as well as herbs that can help ‎you get rid of gas and abdominal pain.‎
‎7.‎ Getting out of bed and walking can help move your blood circulation and your recovery ‎in general, despite feeling like you can’t ever walk after childbirth. But try to stand up as ‎soon as possible 24 hours after the birth, because this can help your healing process

The doctor will check on the wound the next day after the surgery, applying antiseptic ‎and alcohol. He will then prescribe pain killers and antibiotics to prevent infections. You ‎should know that painkillers work better if you take them before you feel pain instead of ‎when the pain intensifies.‎