According to statistics, nowadays every 3-4 pregnancy ends with an operation. The newborn mother will have to face not only the postpartum period, but also the state after the operation.
And this is twice as difficult. The responsibilities for the care of the baby have not been canceled.
No one, except you, can hold a child to his chest. Not in vain, women are interested in returning to their previous form as quickly as possible.
How to recover after a cesarean section?
The change in your body begins immediately after the child is removed, even on the operating table. The uterus responds to a decrease in volume and decreases sharply.
In this way it helps to stop the bleeding.
From now on, it will decrease in volume every day. Completely reduced by about 2 months.
After the operation, an ice pack is placed in the stomach. This is also a means to improve the reduction of the uterus and stop the bleeding. Be sure to designate injections to reduce the uterus.
The postoperative scars in the uterus, the anterior abdominal wall and the skin will be felt almost immediately. Especially severe pain in the first 3 days.
Pain contributes to the release of stress hormones: adrenaline and norepinephrine, which adversely affect the state of the body, as well as the healing of scars and pelvic organs.
In addition, the tone of the muscles of the anterior abdominal wall is reduced to protect the cut abdomen. This can lead to the formation of hernias in the future.
You must prescribe analgesics.
A cesarean suture will be treated daily. Eliminated for 7-8 days.
The doctors will tell you and show, and only you can help.
14 ways to recover faster after a cesarean
one. After the surgery do not lie down! After the surgery, from 10 to 12 hours, and if you had spinal anesthesia, then one day, you will have to maintain bed rest.
The first time you need to get up in the presence of doctors. The sooner you get up, the better for you.
twoPhysical activity Almost immediately after the surgery, you need to move, get back in bed.
The seam is firmly sewn with thread, it will not disperse. 3-4 hours after the cesarean you need to perform the first exercises.
Bend and flex your legs at the joints of the ankle and knee, hands.
3 Perform breathing exercises.
- Lying on your back, bring your hand to one side – inhale, return to SP – exhale
- Lying on your back, with your legs straight and your arms along your body. Lift your arms straight up: inhale through the nose, lower the arms down and exhale through the mouth.
- Lying on the left side, the left hand under the head, on the right – along the body, with the legs stretched out. Raise your right hand, touch the pillow, inhale, lower, exhale. Repeat 1-2 times. Repeat also on the right side.
- Lying on your back, with your legs extended, your right hand is on your stomach, your left hand, on your chest. Inhaling through the nose, inflating the abdomen, exhaling through the mouth, deflating.
After you can climb, for 2 days begin to do the exercises sitting on the edge of the bed, lower your legs.
- Flexion, extension of the legs in the joints of the knee.
- Inhale – raise the knees towards the chest, helping with the hands, exhale, return to the SP
- Inhale: extend arms to your sides, exhale, remove stomach and return to SP
- Lying on your back, bent at the knees, with your arms along your body. Lift the pelvis and turn it to the right, to the left, lower it.
- We lay on our backs, knees bent, arms outstretched. The knees were tilted to the right, the arms extended to the left, the knees to the left and the arms extended to the right.
- We lie on our backs, legs and arms are extended, lift one leg and start drawing numbers from 1 to 6. Then the same with the other leg. Every day we add 1 digit and we reach 20.
- To restore the muscle tone of the perineum, there is a complex of Kegel exercises.
If you do gymnastics, then recovery after a cesarean section will go much faster. There will be no adhesions, the elasticity of the belly will return over time, the uterus will be reduced in a short time.
But you must first consult with your doctor.
In the context of temperature, if there was a large blood loss during the operation, if you have thrombophlebitis, exercise is contraindicated. Do not perform gymnastics by force.
Stop exercising if pain occurs.
Caesarean section is not compatible with intense physical effort. It is impossible to lift weights, swing a press, train with simulators, run, duck during the first 2 or 3 months.
3 Breastfeeding Breastfeed the baby
What will he give? During the sucking of the nipple in the body, oxytocin is produced.
It stimulates the production of milk in the mammary glands and the reduction of the smooth muscles, that is to say, the uterus
In addition, it is a hormone of love that helps the formation of maternal instincts. And they say a lot about the beneficial properties of breast milk for a child and everyone knows that there is nothing better.
4 Anemia The need for iron during pregnancy and lactation always increases.
With cesarean section, the blood loss is several times greater than after natural childbirth.
After surgery, you can develop anemia. This interrupts the healing of the tissues, the contraction of the uterus and is not the best effect on the state of health.
If the doctor says that your hemoglobin is low, you should take iron supplements.
5 Lie on your stomach. Already on the second day after the cesarean, you can go to the stomach.
This will accelerate the contraction of the uterus.
6 Be careful with the timely emptying of the bladder and bowels.
The first day after surgery you will have to endure a urinary catheter. This is not pleasant and makes movement difficult.
It is placed before surgery, to control the amount and color of urine, as well as to prevent bladder injuries during surgery.
After the surgery, they also consider the amount of urine that is excreted per day. It is important to evaluate if there was damage to the bladder or ureters.
An empty bladder is an important condition for the correct contraction of the uterus and will not be able to rise in the vessel during the first 12 to 24 hours.
After surgery, you may experience constipation. This is due to the reduction of the intestinal tone, the hormonal load and, of course, an inactive lifestyle.
If there is no chair for the third or fourth day, an enema will be administered.
Drink more water, move more. At home it is worth eating more vegetables and fruits, dairy products, soups and cereals with buckwheat and pearl barley, vegetable oils.
7 Power The body needs strength to return to normal after surgery, as well as to feed the child.
Therefore, eat more meat, protein is a building material and you have scars that need healing.
More fiber: vegetables and fruits, but excluding fruits from overseas. Remember that you will breastfeed your baby. Therefore, your menu should not harm the baby.
You can not eat foods with preservatives, spices, hot sauces, smoked meats, grilled chicken, moving dogs, pizza, fatty and fried. The food should be stewed, boiled and steamed.
8 I will recover with massage and self-massage. Improves the tone of the skin, improves blood circulation and metabolism.
Muscle tone is also increasing.
In the technique there are 4 methods: caress, rub, knead and vibrate.
From the first hours you can caress the stomach with one palm in a circle, from top to bottom and from bottom to top.
You can use a tennis ball. Write them in a circular movement in a clockwise direction starting from the navel.
Perform a massage with contrast shower.
9 Take a bandage. It will relieve pain, support weakened abs.
The bandage is especially essential in the first days and weeks. In the prone position, the bandage is not necessary only when moving.
Do not use a bandage for more than 3 hours. From 4-6 weeks the bandage is not needed, and its prolonged use can lead to the opposite effect, that is, weakening the press.
10 Hygiene Unfortunately, if you had a cesarean, you will only be allowed to take a shower after the suture has been removed and then as long as it has healed well.
It will happen in about a week.
Before this, it is necessary to wash the pieces so as not to wet the seam. Be sure to observe intimate hygiene: wash with soap and water after each use of the toilet.
eleven Be aware of secretions.
- In the first 3 days they are bright red and very abundant.
- From 4 to 10 days pink-brown and brown. Each day its number decreases, and the color becomes clearer.
- For day 10 yellowish or white smears.
- By week 3 they contain mucus striae.
- The complete download will stop for 6-8 weeks.
If they are very abundant, dirty in color and have an unpleasant odor, while you are concerned about pain in the lower abdomen or fever, you should consult a doctor. There may be complications that will delay the recovery of the body after childbirth and scarring of the uterine scar.
12 Sleep The body must rest well.
Sleeping in the afternoon, with the child.
13 Take proper care of the scar on the skin. Stitches will be removed for 6-7 days.
If there are no complications, take a shower at home every day, but do not rub the suture area with a cloth. After a shower, treat it with green paint, unless the doctor prescribes something else after discharge.
To avoid leaving a rough scar, after a month, you can use special ointments (contraktubeks, solcoseryl, klirvin), if you wish, you can contact the beauty salon.
14 Walking through the fresh air. Fast healing of wounds and nourishment of tissues is impossible without oxygen.
In addition, it will be useful for your baby.
After 6 to 12 months, the scars will heal, the muscle and skin tone will return.
Putting your body in order after delivery and cesarean is not so easy, but the joy of the birth of your crumbs will eclipse all difficulties.