Usually the major concern of women in relation to cesarean section is rack anesthesia , fear of pain, discomfort or how you will feel it at the time of application, but a point that is not always questioned and has the concern that it deserved is how it is. post-partum cesarean section and what are your cares?
Cesarean section is considered a major surgery , because in addition to the large incision made in the abdomen, cutting several layers of tissue and muscle, an incision is made in the woman’s uterus to remove the baby, with great risks of infections and other complications in the post- caesarean delivery. The recovery time depends on woman to woman, some who recover better in surgery are able to get up, shower and do whatever is necessary without major problems and complications, while others need more time to feel safe and be able to get up again. .
It is natural that in the postpartum cesarean section, as soon as the woman leaves the operating room, she will experience some uncomfortable symptoms such as being very cold, itching and shaking . These are side effects of anesthesia and the medications used during the procedure, but you can tell the nurse what you are feeling so that she can provide you with a remedy to relieve your symptoms and blankets to end the cold. Some doctors ask Mommy to avoid talking for a long time , as this prevents gas from accumulating, causing the belly to swell even more, so try to relax in the post-cesarean section as much as you can and if possible sleep to rest.
The deadline indicated and requested by the doctors for the woman to lie down in recovery in the postpartum cesarean section is 10 to 12 hours , where at the end of this period a nurse will ask the mother to get up to take a bath. Some, as mentioned above, are able to perform this procedure without many problems, while others need the help of a nurse or even their companion. Sudden movements or the simple fact of sitting, getting up and lying down will be complicated, especially at the beginning, they should be done with the utmost care due to the points of the cesarean section. That is why it is always advisable to accompany the husband or a relative to assist in the care of the baby from the moment of maternity, in cases where the baby is already in the room with the mother.
Usually the hospital stay for mothers who have had a cesarean section is 3 days, obviously if a problem is found that should be better taken care of, the doctor in charge will request a few more days or as long as necessary for the release of both mother and child. of the baby.
Risks of Cesarean Delivery
As much as it is today an option much requested by women and indicated by many doctors, there are many risks of cesarean delivery and that need to be alerted to all women, as it is a very delicate surgery. The risks go beyond the health of the mother alone, as it can also affect the baby’s health. In cases of cesarean sections previously scheduled, there are great risks that the baby will be taken out prematurely and present breathing problems and need a respirator.
Like all surgery, the risk of infections is always very large outside of the healing problems that can occur in the postpartum cesarean section. Keloids and hernias are examples of problems that can arise during healing and at the site of the cut, and can also affect the sensitivity of the region , affecting about 20% of women in the postpartum cesarean section. As for the recovery of the stitches, they should be washed normally during the bath with neutral soap, with no indication of special soaps and must be removed after 8 days of cesarean section . If the woman is suffering a lot from discomfort and pain in the region, she can take painkillers indicated by the doctor in charge at the time of discharge.
If any secretion or pus is observed leaving the cut site , the doctor should be consulted immediately, as it may be a sign of an infection and care must be taken so that the situation is not aggravated.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.