C section pain is something your doctor is unlikely to talk much about. The modern medical way is to give you powerful pharmaceutical pain killers so it won’t be an issue. That may be fine if you are recovery from another form of surgery and can rest and recuperate, with a c section you also just had a baby.
You see it’s the side effects of those pain killers that are the issue. The first weeks after birth are an important time for your bonding with baby, and baby with you. It is one of the most intimate relationships possible.Will it be the best it can be if you are numbed out? New c section mom Emily Dickey wrote about her experience, here’s what she said.
“I had an unplanned c-section December 27, 2009, with the birth of my first. I am still recovering and ask anyone who has gone through this it’s hard. Especially with a newborn! I was told not to take the stairs, not lift anything heavier than my baby, no physical activity, etc. Pain is better now (4 wk pp), but especially at the beginning it was very hard to get out of bed or off the couch. I routinely took pain meds that made me fall asleep sitting up.. mid-sentence even! And at the same time took care of baby Ryan. There had to be something out there to help, right?!
The belts help reduce pain and accelerate your recovery. I feel like it also helps take in my belly! They really are comfortable to wear. A couple days ago I asked on twitter if sharp pain in the belly was normal with certain movements. It is, but the pain is basically gone if I’m wearing the Abdomend. I can laugh without worrying about the pain! The skin brush reduces swelling and ingrown hairs. The guide shows you techniques on how to use the brush to move fluids to reduce swelling and ways to compress your belly to minimize scar appearance.
The belt can also be used for support during pregnancy (& to help lessen stretch marks), after a vaginal birth to support your uterus and tighten your belly, or after any abdominal surgery!
Having a c-section, especially an unplanned one, can be stressful and traumatizing. Having the Abdomend can help make recovery a bit easier on you. You can buy the belts individually or as a kit.”
This is exactly why we produced our c section binder and belt, to give you a chance to reduce cesarean pain, be physically supported to be fully present with your newborn, and also have a faster c section recovery with a trouble free scar.