After a cesarean section, they are discharged a little later than after normal delivery. This is because the cesarean section is an operation.
The body needs time to recover from it. All major postoperative complications usually occur in the first week.
Therefore, at least 5-8 days should be under the supervision of the doctors.
When she is discharged after caesarean section, all young mothers care. The house is good, and the walls are treated.
But in the search for an early return home, you should be careful not to argue with the doctors so as not to cause harm to you or your child.
What does discharge depend on after a cesarean section?
- Of mom’s health
- Postoperative scarring x seams.
- Of the presence of complications after surgery.
- Of the state of health of the newborn.
After how many remove the seams?
After surgery, stitches remain in the uterus and anterior abdominal wall.
Skin spots after caesarean section are removed on day 7-8. Continue evaluating how they were cured.
If there are no complications, they are discharged on the day of the suture. If an infection binds, the stitches may break.
The hospital will make daily bandages, prescribe or change the antibiotic. You may need the imposition of secondary seams. All this will delay the declaration.
More often, this complication occurs in obese women, if there is an untreated infection before the operation in the body.
The day you are usually discharged after a cesarean, depends on the contraction of the uterus.
After surgery, the uterus is at the level of the umbilicus. Each day its height decreases by 2 cm, decreases and becomes smaller.
A week later, it hides behind the chest and is not detected through the anterior abdominal wall. Before discharge for 7 to 8 days, the doctor will examine you in the gynecological chair to see how the uterus has decreased and if there are blood clots in it.
Remember that the uterus with the scar shrinks more slowly. Therefore, the statement may be delayed for this reason. Normally, after the operation, oxytocin is prescribed.
Accelerates the contraction of the uterus.
If the uterus contracts poorly, blood clots accumulate in its cavity. They can become infected. This will lead to the development of endometritis or heavy bleeding.
This condition requires the help of doctors.
If you have already been discharged by then, you will not be returned to the child. And separating from a newborn baby is not very good.
Especially if you breastfeed.
Prevention of thrombosis
The most terrible complication of caesarean section, and in fact any operation, is thrombosis. The fact is that after the operation, the woman is forced to comply with the bed rest and then lead a sedentary lifestyle.
At the end of pregnancy and after delivery, the blood becomes thicker. All this predisposes to the formation of blood clots.
They are dangerous obstructions of large vessels and the violation of the internal organs of robots.
The most terrible complication is pulmonary thrombosis. This condition requires resuscitation care and is fatal.
At risk are women with varicose veins, overweight and hypertension. Therefore, after surgery, you have to think about prevention.
The next day, you will be assigned a coagulogram to see if there is an increase in blood clotting. If the risk of thrombosis is high, medications to thin the blood are prescribed.
When you download, once again control the blood test. If all is well, the drugs are canceled.
Women with varicose veins of the lower extremities should attend surgery and delivery, having previously bandaged their legs with elastic bandages or wearing compression stockings.
After caesarean section, they are found 5 times more often than after normal delivery. Endometritis is an inflammation of the lining of the uterus.
It manifests on day 4-5. Therefore, a woman must be under the supervision of the doctors.
Control the temperature. Discharge of the uterus.
On the fifth day, prescribe a complete blood count. To control infectious complications. Before discharge, perform a vaginal exam.
If a suspected infection develops, they will not be allowed to leave home early.
Generally, after cesarean section, antibiotics are prescribed for the prevention of infectious complications. The course of antibiotic treatment for 5-7 days.
Therefore, it is necessary to remain in the hospital until the end of the course of treatment.
It is impossible to interrupt the course of treatment. This will reduce the sensitivity of microorganisms to antibiotics.
Next time there will be nothing to deal with.
Hospital discharge may be delayed if you have a low hemoglobin level. During surgery, there is always a lot of blood loss. During pregnancy, too, hemoglobin decreases rapidly, because the need for it increases.
Work on prevention
Before your surgery, check your hemoglobin and, if necessary, take medications that contain iron. Eat more meat and other iron-rich foods during pregnancy.
Apples, buckwheat, grapes, pomegranate. Walk more outdoors.
Look at their condition. Do not forget to decant the breast with the threat of lactostasis and hygiene. If there are cracks in the nipples, they should be treated with special ointments.
To heal faster.
The return home from the maternity hospital will depend not only on you. If the discharge is delayed and how much it will depend on the state of health of the newborn.
We will have to stay if:
- your child gains little weight
- an umbilical wound does not heal well or there are signs of inflammation,
- the baby has turned yellow due to the destruction of red blood cells,
- the child during pregnancy or delivery experienced hypoxia – lack of oxygen,
- He found signs of infection in a child.
A long stay of a woman with a newborn baby in a hospital is always burdened with the development of a nosocomial infection. This disease is caused by microorganisms that have adapted to life in the hospital under the influence of antibiotics and antiseptics.
Treating such an infection is very difficult. Therefore, doctors without a good reason will never delay your discharge.
If there are no complications after surgery, your child is healthy, then you will be discharged as soon as possible, that is, for 5-8 days.
It is important that there is no need for re-entry. After all, you must be close to the baby and take care of him.