What is Cesarean / C-section
Is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus.
Why C-section is needed????
- Baby in breech position
- Fetal distress when baby received insufficient oxygen
- Failure to progress in labour where the cervix dilation take longer.
- Overly large baby where baby can’t pass through mother vagina when baby’s head is too large and mother pelvis is too small
- Multiple birth : twins, triplets
- Mother have diabetes or pre-eclampsia or others complications
Recovery from C-section
- Its take longer hospital stay compare to vaginal delivery; 3 – 5 days hospital stay
- Recovery time also longer compare to vaginal delivery which take 4 weeks the minimum.
- Avoid lifting heavy things(heavier than your baby), intense exercise,
- Grab a pillow and place it over your incision and hold it firmly when you cough or sneeze
- Rest, rest and rest however do not just lay down with doing nothing. Walk and slow moving can faster healing process
Breastfeed and C-section
- Yes you can breastfeed after C-section operation
- You need to find one comfortable position to breastfeed your baby. Its all depend on you which is the best for you and baby. However, lying on your side may be easier than sitting up and plenty of pillow would ease the process
- Read Pn Suraya tips how you can breastfeed after having C-section delivery
Read more on cesarean/ C-section via webmd.com
Note : Any mummy who have experience of C-section, do share your experience especially on breastfeed part. Me just want to prepare myself in case unexpected delivery needed.