C-section: What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know about C-section


C- section

Are you pregnant and your EDD (Estimated due date) is knocking at the door? Are you worried or afraid about doing C-section? Don’t worry too much, here we are going too discussed about the whole C-section process, which will help you to understand the Cesarean section process and also help you to get rid of from the fear of your Cesarean section. Take some time to read the whole article, you will definitely get help from it. The discussion are given below –  

What is C-section?

Cesarean section or Cesarean delivery is known as C-section. And it is often performed when vaginal delivery would put the baby or mother at risk. The risk of pregnancy may included

  • Breech birth 
  • Problems with placenta
  • Obstructed labour
  • High blood pressure
  • Twin pregnancy
  • Shape of the pelvis or umbillic cord and
  • Previous C-section record

And some Cesarean section are also performed upon request of the patients. The world Health Organization recommends that doctor should be done C-section based on medical need and in many cases they do Cesarean section to save the life of mother and her baby.

The process of the C-section


C-section takes almost 45 minutes to an hour. And it may be done with a spinal block such that the women is awake or under general anesthesia. An incision of about 15 cm almost 6 inches is made through the mother’s lower abdomen. And the uterus is then opened with a second incision and the baby delivered. Then the incisions are stitched closed. A women can typically begin breastfeeding as soon as she is awake and out of the operating room. And often a number of days are required in hospital to recover sufficiently to return home.

It’s OK to be scared

Once the surgeon gets start your operation, you will feel better. Though you will be numb, you will feel strange pulling sensations, especially when the baby comes out. Since you can’t push, your doctors have to literally push the baby out for you by putting pressure on the top of your uterus. And you will forget all about these all strange sensations when you hear your baby cry. Your delivery didn’t go exactly like you planned, you can likely try again for vaginal delivery with your next delivery. Just as each of your kiddos will be different, yours labor often are as well.

You will hurt but maybe not in the ways you think

Your incision will burn, but you will have lots of pain meds available. And they will all be safe for your breastfeeding. It will hurts worse when you change your positions, but you will gets better over the first couple weeks. When the nurse takes your catheter out of your bladder, and it will feels like your urethra is on fire, but just for a few minutes. Speaking of your bladder, the first few times you pee and you will get this strange pulling sensation as you try to empty your bladder, almost like a bladder infection. And this is because the bladder is attached to the uterus, so your doctor have to peel the bladder off the uterus in order to make the uterine incision to deliver your baby. And it will take a few days for the bladder to heal up afterward.

Your shoulder will hurt even though your doctor did surgery on your belly

After your C-section you will experience “gas pain”. Your abdomen is not used to being exposed to air. The air that enters in your belly at the time of your Cesarean section will rises in the abdomen, and will causing a referred pain to your right shoulder.

You will probably get elephant legs

Everyone knows that pregnant women swell. And what you may not realize is that the swelling usually gets worse postpartum, especially if you had a C-section. Your blood volume will increased by 150% during your pregnancy. Once your baby has left your body, it no longer has use for all the extra fluid and must get rid of it. When you have a C-section they will give you extra fluids to help maintain a healthy blood pressure during the procedure. And it will takes about 2 weeks for your body to get rid of the fluid and during that time your swelling will wax and wane quite a bit.


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You should focus on pooping

After your C-section you could feel like pooping razor blades if you are not careful. The extra fluid, plus breast feeding and plus the narcotic pain meds can all add up to some serious constipation.

All of these details about bladder spasm, constipation and swelling will have to wait right now, you just need to get this baby out. Once you holds your baby in your arms, your fear and drama of having a C-section will be just a surreal memory.


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