Even though Vaginal Births are the best for both the mother and the baby, However, there are times when you have to take the support of C - Section to deliver your child. Today, I am going to give you some tips so that you can prepare your yourself for the deed.
Let’s do this!
It’s OK to be scared.
Once the surgeon gets started, which he/she will, you will feel better. Though you’ll be numb, you’ll still feel strange pulling sensations – particularly when the baby comes out. In this scenario, since you can’t push, the doctors have to literally push the baby out for you by putting pressure on the top of your uterus. Once, the baby comes out, you will literally forget about all of these sensations.
You’ll hurt but maybe not in the ways you think.
The incision that you’d get is supposed to burn, but you will have lots of pain meds available. And yes, they will all be safe for breastfeeding. It hurts worse when you change positions, but gets better over the first couple weeks.
Your shoulder will hurt even though I did surgery on your belly.
On the day after your C-section, you would experience a little “gas pain.” Your abdomen is not used to being exposed to air. The air that enters the belly at the time of the C-section rises in the abdomen, causing a referred pain to the right shoulder.
You will probably get elephant legs.
It’s more than common that pregnant women swell. What you may not realize is that the swelling usually gets worse postpartum, especially if you had a C-section. Your blood volume is increased by 150% during pregnancy. Once the baby has left your body, it no longer has a use for all the extra fluid and must get rid of it. When you have a C-section they give you extra fluids to help maintain healthy blood pressure during the procedure. It takes about 2 weeks for your body to get rid of the fluid, and during that time your swelling will wax and wane quite a bit.
I am sure that if not fully prepared but you might be a bit prepared for your C-Section. All the best ladies I hope you pass this exam with flying colours.