21 Sep 2022 | 2 min Read
Dr Sweta Bajaj
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C-section delivery has become very common nowadays. Sometimes done because of a few complications and sometimes done on request. Women who undergo C-section delivery do have a few common queries related to their recovery post a C-section.
After a C-section, a woman is allowed to resume her diet, go to the washroom yourself, get up, and have a small walk from the very next day. When trying to get up from the bed make sure you do not put pressure on your abdomen. It’s generally advised that you turn to one side, use your elbows and try to get up and the same goes when you try to lie down. Women also tend to put their hand on their abdomen on the side of the scar to give it support when trying to get up, this support can also be given by an abdomen belt.
Also, the itchiness around the C-section scar which is a result of dryness of the skin can be controlled by a simple application of a moisturizer (coconut oil). The scar, the antiseptic liquids used to clean the abdomen before a caesarean, and the dressing, are what lead to this dryness and irritation of the skin and a simple moisturization step can surely help manage the discomfort.
Lastly in case of any severe infection, rash, bumps, etc do consult your gynaecologist for appropriate treatment. And also understand that the period of recovery from a C-section varies from person to person. On average the time required for the C-section scar to heal and the sensation of pain, pulling, and stretching to settle down takes about 5-6months.