When the decision was made to have a C-Section birth with your obstetrician, your health and the baby’s health are paramount. The cesarean surgery recovery process involves many things which may include: abdominal pain from the surgery, a hard time getting out of bed, the new incision and c section scar healing process, and avoiding infections! Support and protect your fresh incision so that it does not tear, or open from the extra pregnancy weight.
The most important thing is to be prepared, and one way is to have the C section recovery belt with you in the Hospital, because before you get up and move around, you need the support of binding. Without abdominal binding it can feel as if your insides are going to fall out! The c section recovery belt will also reduce your pain. Focus on the baby, not the pain! You may feel some pain, but it will be so much less than if you had nothing at all to support your freshly cut abdomen.
While your Obstetrician may have done the operation and provide needed medication, C Section Recovery Kits provide that extra support, protection and education about the recovery process and scar healing therapy for a softer healthier scar. Created by a Professional Massage therapist who experienced an emergency C Section, the guide gives you many simple and effective tools to assist you in a faster and better recovery. Don’t tear your fresh incision and end up with a big scar!
Our kit works in conjunction with your doctor’s advise. Please discuss any questions you may have with your doctor, including where the incision will be placed, what kind of stitching they may use to close you up, the pros and cons of staples, stitches or glue, and possibly double stitching your uterus. This helps to create a stronger incision so that a possible VBAC could happen next pregnancy.
Don’t think that just because you have been through this before that its going to be any easier or harder than the first time. There is no telling how your body will respond to anaesthesia or other issues that may come up during your surgery and recovery. Sometimes there are issues with the incision reopening, swelling with blood coming out, or infections occuring either with the incision, kidneys, bladder or breast. We have provided a checklist and warning signs for infections in our book to help you take better care of yourself.
We want you recover quickly so you can feel wonderful and be more available to your new baby and family. Please don’t let your tissue be unsupported, just hanging out there, as the scarring and chance for complications increases with unsupported and freshly cut skin. They cut 6 layers in all, so it was a significant surgery!
Tearing and bleeding can occur, so avoid an incision that opens because of gravity on your abdomen.
Be prepared, and wrap yourself in comfort and protection using the ancient secrets of abdominal binding, self massage and dry skin brushing for a fast and easy recovery and small flat c section scar.