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Today went to my doctor since i was having period like pains since last 2 days. She did an ultrasound and what came in usg shocked us. Till last week everything was fine and were prepared for a normal delivery as said by my doctor.
But today it came that AFI is 7.2 and there is a cord wrapped around the neck and my gnae decided to go for a C - section today itself.
She said delaying will harm the baby.
I am really worried.
Guide me how to deal with a c section. How will it treat me ?
Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa
asha chaudhry



Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Hi malvika,,,
Firstly no need to panic.. if your doctor is insisting over; c-section then go for it.. It is good that you came to know the things happening inside and you have enough time to make mindset for the same.. so, dont stress yourself.. there nothing to worry about.. hope the hospital bag is ready.. Be calm and Be positive.. my best wishes and prayers your way.. take care..

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asha chaudhry

Hey malvika! Sweety dont worry at all. I m a c-section mom and mine was a breeze!! Tc. Dont overthink. Prayers and loads of love. Pls update us. All will be well....

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malvika gupta

Yes mam bag is ready and will be leaving for hospital within an hour. Hopefully everything gets fine as doctor really scared us. Thnkuu for your wishes.
asha di thnkuu for love nd wishes.. much needed !
Will go thru these articles before leaving so i get prepared mentally.

Revauthi Rajamani

Hi
After any surgery a person becomes weak and vulnerable. Hence, a well balanced nutritious diet is very much required to cope with the requirements of the body in this crucial period.
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Why should we take nutritious diet?
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Nutrition speeds up your recovery process, rejuvenates tissue building and gives you the required energy to improve your immunity and mobility. Moreover, a new mom's biggest challenge is to breastfeed the newborn, as well as take care of her health personally. Since the initial phase will be much more demanding than expected, a complete nutritious diet is required.
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What should be the basis of the diet?
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The diet should be focused on to support the healing process. It;should consist of high fibre,high protein, moderate fat, rich in carbohydrate along with iron, calcium and multivitamins which gives optimal nutrition since it should aid ;in the process of recovery as well as breastfeeding.
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It should aid in easier bowel movement without causing any strain on the abdomen.
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Depending on the patient's progress, the doctor may recommend a clear liquid diet initially for a few days and then instruct them to opt for real foods. ;;It is advisable to eat a light diet for the first few days, that are easily digestible like porridge, soups, steamed foods, etc. So that it doesn't cause any strain on the intestines since a surgery has been performed.
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Below are few foods that can be included in diet post c-section.
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Whole grains
This is a better option because whole grains are rich in carbohydrates and ;fibre content. They are very much required as it helps in maintaining the energy levels and the breast milk production. The foods that can be included are oatmeal, brown rice, barley and quinoa.
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Protein rich food
They are most important for a person who underwent a surgery as they help in building new tissues in the body and maintain muscle power after surgery.
You can eat fish, eggs, chicken,lean meats, dairy foods, peas, dried beans, dhal and nuts.
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Iron
Iron is an essential component in building up the immune system also it is required to cope with the loss of blood during delivery. However, limit your iron intake as excess iron can cause constipation. Few items in the list are walnuts, red meat, dry fruits, beef liver and dried beans.
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High fibre foods
The common issue post ;c section is constipation. Hence, to have a smooth bowel movement, high fibre foods are recommended. Try to eat fresh fruits and veg

Revauthi Rajamani

Calcium
Calcium aids in coagulation of blood, strengthens bone and prevent from osteoporosis. Foods that can be consumed are milk, cheese, yoghurt, spinach, Ragi and other dairy products.
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Vitamins
Vitamins play an important role in producing collagen in the body which helps to build new scar tissue. It speeds up the recovery process.
Foods that can be included are melons, oranges, papayas, strawberries, grapefruits, tomatoes, sweet potatoes etc.
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Fluid intake
It is one of the most important things, especially when you are nursing your little one, as breastfeeding can make you thirsty and dehydrated often.

Parul Johari

Hey malvika,, all we need just a healthy happy baby so dnt think over the type of delivery please be brave and get ready to hold ur little little munchkin in ur arms.
All the very best !!!!
Have a happy and smooth delivery dear!

malvika gupta

Revauthi Rajamani; thankuu for this it is really helpful ..
Parul Johari thnkuu dear.. i wish everything gets smooth i am worried as i was not prepared mentally for a c section.

Rebecca Prakash

It's okay Malvika all the very best to you. What's important is you and the baby. Do read “I Delivered Through C-section, But it Doesn’t Make me a Lesser Mom”

asha chaudhry

Hi malvika how are u doing?

Harmita Kaurathi

Be relax , and wait for Baby

Deepika Sharma

Don't worry dear.... have faith.... stay blessed

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