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Caesarean is not a Worry
Whether you have had the chance to prepare for a caesarean or it is a necessary emergency, it can be a very scary event for a new mother. Not to worry, it is a very safe procedure and can very well save the life of your baby as well as your own.
If you plan ahead for a caesarean or c-section, then you have a little more of a chance to prepare for the upcoming event. The doctor will give you an epidural, which is when they numb you from the waist down; the top of your pubic hair gets shaved, for some this may not be an issue. They will also insert a catheter once the bladder is emptied and give you a drip with saline fluid.
The doctors do place a screen between you and them so that you cannot see what is going on but once the baby comes into the world they will hold him up for you to see. The entire event is over before you know what happened.
You are then stitched up and given painkillers during the recovery process. The stitches are dissolvable and you should let plenty of fresh air come in contact with the area to help with faster healing.
Although you will be on painkillers, you can still breastfeed baby since they will not affect him. The normal routine for a c-section is to keep you in the hospital for at least 4 days. They actually let you rest for the first day but after that, you need to get out of bed and get moving.
Once you get home, you need to remember not to lift anything heavy so that your stitches will heal. When someone offers to help you, take the offer. There will be plenty of time to play hero at home. Take advantage of the help while you can get it.
Remember, even though it is a scary thing, it is a quick procedure that will save your life and the baby’s. It is not a procedure that is done lightly.