12 Ways to Recover and Heal Faster From a Caesarian Section
5Get plenty of rest
After any surgery, rest is important especially a C-section. When you have a newborn child, obviously you will be woken up at night and not get enough sleep but you need to manage the time effectively. Try to sleep when your child sleeps and take help from family members to help you make time for some well-needed naps. Usually, the work and stress of looking after a baby can overwhelm anyone but get your rest as much as possible.
6Get support for breastfeeding
When you have had a C section and are breastfeeding your baby, you may need support as C-section procedures have been associated with difficulty in breastfeeding. Support can be a breastfeeding chair or a special cushion; you could also consult a lactating consultant. These are the few things you can do to get relief from discomfort and pain.
7Get relief from constipation
Those who had undergone a C-section may face issues of constipation because of the hormonal shift, tired out stomach muscles and lying down too much. This can be a painful situation and straining can injure the incision. Drink a lot of water; eat a lot of fiber foods like whole grains, veggies and fresh fruit. You could also speak to your doctor to recommend a stool softener.
8Take care of infection
Once you have had your surgery, it becomes important to keep looking for infection. Your temperature should be checked daily and signs to look out for are swelling, intense pain, red streaks, pus in the incision, sutures, or chills. If any of these are noticed consult your doctor immediately.