Woman’s life is not easy at all !! It is no longer enough to worry and care about the postpartum and the newborn baby, you still have to worry about caring for the cesarean scar. Which is a very complicated point for those who need to get by and take care of everything without the help of a relative. For this and several other reasons, normal childbirth is recommended for women, as care is not as intense as after a
Over the years, even the cesarean scar has been modernized. Before, a thicker cut was made, which crossed the belly vertically, leaving a very ugly scar and not at all attractive to the female body. After performing the cesarean section, he tried to hide under increasingly covered clothes, including in beach fashion, running away in bikinis and opting for suits that didn’t show that grotesque mark. It was as if it were a mark left to end femininity after motherhood.
Nowadays, medical care during the procedure aims to make the cesarean scar more and more imperceptible and making the cut as little as possible, of course everything depends on the size of the baby. The cuts are made on average 15 to 20 centimetersand some aftercare is necessary so that it does not present any problem, inflammation or even the much feared keloid in the scar. Cesarean section is currently one of the most requested delivery routes in the world and affects 84% of births in Brazil. However, it is a surgical intervention, where 7 layers of the body are cut until reaching the baby so it is not a procedure as simple as that and deserves further care as in any post-operative, so do not abuse it !! Of course we have our responsibilities, commitments and home routine to take care of, but being a super woman is not always a good deal, especially at this stage. Step on the brake, ask for help and do only what is really necessary.
How to Care for Cesarean Scar
Needless to say, like every post-op you need to rest, rest and rest, right? A difficult request for those who have just won a baby and need to take care of it and if you have more children, even more complicated !! However, it is something that women should strive to achieve in the postpartum period , after all, if they do not follow the recommendations strictly, they will have more problems to worry about. The first two weeks after cesarean section are the most fundamental to achieve adequate healing. Not only is the cesarean section cut, but your entire body will be returning to normal size including your uterusso take care. Leave the care of the house aside and do only the basics, in addition to caring for the baby of course. After healing the whole service will be waiting for you and you will have all the time in the world to catch up.
The cut site where the cesarean scar will be, must have special care and hygiene. It is not recommended to use any specific hygiene product other than water and mild soap. Creams, moisturizers should be avoided in the area as the place should always be dry and clean. After bathing, carefully dry the scar and when you notice any secretion or something different look for your doctor. If you already have problems with keloids or difficult healing, talk to your obstetrician who will recommend an ointment or some other extra care to help the healing of the stitches. The cesarean scar can be in 3 forms: the atrophic which is expected, where the cut is thin and well healed, almost imperceptible, the hypertrophic one where the scar is fibrous and high, but it presents a difference only in the place and the famous keloid where the scar is totally high, evident and reaches around the place. So during the healing processif any difference in the color of the region, secretion or smell is noticed the doctor should be sought immediately for proper care.
For those who were unable to take care of themselves correctly and have their cesarean scar in the way they expected now, they can resort to some aesthetic treatments that are modernizing to solve women’s problems every day. With the help of laser-based treatment it is possible to soften the marks and scars, even if very old. Another method that has been widely used today is that of an ointment that is sold in all pharmacies that promises whitening of the site and better healing. Who used it recommended for its beneficial action, so it’s worth checking out !!
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.