Post cesarean delivery

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Post cesarean delivery

Post cesarean delivery



Cesarean delivery is a surgical procedure to remove the baby from the mother’s womb The journey of recovery can be gradual, taking a period ranging from 4 to 6 weeks Delivery can take a few hours or even several days, depending on the procedures followed, the general physical health of the woman, and the type of anesthesia used age


Pain after cesarean delivery and ways to relieve it


A woman who has had a cesarean section may feel pain for several weeks and generally should take appropriate pain relievers regularly for the first week or 10 days after delivery Waiting until they “feel” pain is not always the best way. Prescribed by the doctor or pharmacist It is expected that taking the painkillers prescribed by the doctor will greatly reduce the pain and if the pain persists, it is advisable to contact the doctor in this context, we note that some painkillers are unsafe during breastfeeding, such as Codeine, so it is important to consult a health care provider before taking it during this period time, you should not take any medications


Vaginal bleeding after cesarean delivery


Vaginal bleeding starts immediately after a C-section and lasts up to six weeks in most cases It's usually because the body has shed extra blood and tissue that was in the uterus during pregnancy Bleeding can start as pink, then brown, then yellow, and eventually white after delivery, the white secretions end and we point out that the bleeding during the first few weeks is more profuse than it is later It is normal to notice the appearance of blood clots from time to time Among the advice given to women after childbirth: Make sure to use sanitary pads and not tampons - to reduce the chance of Infection Infection can occur and infection can cause health problems

Operation wound care


Follow your health care provider's instructions about caring for your C-section wound usually including doing things like keeping it clean and dry, applying topical antibiotic ointment if needed, and wearing a protective covering over the wound

  • Gently clean and dry the wound every day.
  • Choose cotton underwear.
  • Choose loose, comfortable clothing.
  • If you notice any symptoms of infection, be sure to tell your doctor
  • If the stitches do not dissolve on their own or if there are clips in the wound, it is important to see a doctor

Post-cesarean examination


After a cesarean delivery, it is recommended to see a doctor more often This depends on the recommendations of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Women who see a doctor are often concerned about their health and well-being During these visits, doctors may discuss topics such as pregnancy, contraception, breast exams and more

  • A woman's physical examination includes checking the abdomen, vagina, cervix, and uterus for any abnormalities and making sure the healing process is going well.
  • When examining the operation wound, look for signs of infection
  • It is important to monitor the psychological state of the woman after childbirth
  • Focus on the woman's sleep and fatigue
  • There are a few things you need to know about infant care and breastfeeding First, it is important to keep your baby safe while he sleeps Make sure their crib is the right size and there are no sharp edges around the crib or anywhere else in the room Second, make sure you breastfeed regularly - every hour if possible - to finally provide your baby with the best possible nutrition, be patient - it may take some time for you and your baby to get used to the new habits
  • Talk to your doctor about available contraception and when you think you should get pregnant in the future

  • After giving birth, it is important to deal with other symptoms and signs

  • After giving birth, many women may experience the following symptoms: soreness, pain, and a feeling of tiredness There are several ways to deal with these symptoms: - Try gentle stretching exercises - Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for relief - Get plenty of rest
  • New mothers may suffer from the baby blues due to intense feelings experienced during childbirth These feelings may include frustration, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping It is indicated that this condition usually disappears within two weeks of birth, and may improve on its own, but if it does not occur, it is important to focus on self-care and sharing feelings with others
  • Postpartum depression is a condition that should be evaluated by a doctor and can be inferred from symptoms such as extreme mood swings, loss of appetite, extreme tiredness, and loss of joy in life If this is affecting the care of the newborn or the performance of daily tasks, thoughts of self-harm may be indicators If you You have symptoms that have not gone away or if the baby has problems, please see a doctor
  • After a cesarean delivery, some women may appear pregnant for some time because their weight has gradually decreased after giving birth. At first, you will lose about 6 kilograms (13 pounds) including the weight of the baby's placenta and amniotic fluid and during the recovery period, you will lose more weight as your body gets rid of fluid Regular exercise and a healthy diet can help you get back to your pre-pregnancy weight
  • Pregnancy causes an increase in hair density after childbirth. Women may experience hair loss for up to five months. Skin changes may not go away after childbirth. Pregnancy can cause dark spots to appear on the skin that gradually fades.
  • After giving birth, many women experience symptoms such as fatigue, soreness, and increased breast size
  • Breast engorgement is the feeling of heaviness, swelling, and pain in the breasts for several days after delivery. The following tips may help relieve this feeling: 1. Try to rest as much as possible 2. Drink plenty of fluids, especially water 3. Apply heat, such as a hot bath or heating pad, to the breasts
  • It is important to breastfeed or express milk with a breast pump if you are going to be away from the baby for an extended period
  • Take a warm bath.
  • Apply cold compresses or ice cubes to the breast to reduce swelling
  • If you feel pain, try over-the-counter pain relievers
  • It is a common problem for new mothers and breastfeeding cannot be stopped. However, nursing pads can help keep clothes dry and it is advised to avoid pads that are lined or covered with plastic.
  • If you do not want to breastfeed, wearing a firm and supportive bra will help put pressure on the breasts, which stops milk production at this time. It is recommended to avoid pumping milk from the breasts as this can stimulate them to produce more milk.
  • Women can give birth naturally after cesarean delivery, but this is not always eas


A C-section does not mean that all subsequent deliveries will be C-sections In fact, after careful monitoring during labor and making sure that everything is going well, the majority of women can have a normal delivery after a C-section - known as vaginal birth after a C-section after a C-section or VBAC, some women are advised to have a C-section again; This is if it is the safest option for the mother and fetus, rather than a cesarean section necessary in emergency situations where saving the life of the child or mother is more important than the risks of the operation The choice of the safest method of delivery depends on many factors, including the type of surgery Which one was done (C-section or VBAC), how prepared both mother and baby are for surgery, and whether there are any complications during labor depends on several factors, including the severity of the situation and what is best for everyone involved.

If you have had a previous cesarean delivery, the chance of a normal delivery increases if the wound is transverse (in width, not length)


Several previous cesarean deliveries.


  1. The type of hospital where the birth will take place.
  2. A normal-sized baby can be born naturally from the mother's pelvis area
  3. The reason for the first cesarean delivery.
  4. No fetuses.

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  • severe pain
  • incontinence.
  • Pain when urinating.
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding.

Pus or liquid with a foul smell coming out of the wound.

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Cough or shortness of breath