Do you know you're having a caesarean? or think you might be at risk of needing one? Then these tips are for you. Researching while you're pregnant means you can maximise your recovery.
So here it is; The quickest and most effective ways to recover from your caesarean. Who doesn't want that? Read these tips to ensure you’re looking after your body after a caesarean so it can heal properly.
There is a reason why doctors don’t want you lifting anything heavier than your newborn after a caesarean, that’s because you have had major abdominal surgery!
Multiple layers are cut through to get to your uterus. Your stitches are holding you together while collagen repairs the abdominal and uterine incisions. This takes time for the collagen to knit together and heal. Lifting things that are too heavy puts you at risk of the deeper wounds not healing, and general abdominal muscle weakness.
Try these tips to help you get through the initial phase
You may have reduced sensation or numbness which can take up to 12 months to go back to normal. Avoid waxing around the area until your wound is fully healed and pain free. Remember you have just had a baby and major abdominal surgery, listen to your body.
Not sure about the SRC shorts? here's what Amanda had to say "Mel I got my compression shorts on today… Amazing! I feel a million times better so much easier to get up and down. My small victory for today” (Amanda mum of 2)
References: Hold it Mama
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