There are many reasons why some women decide to have a scheduled c section, ranging from fear of pain, being in control of the birth down to hospitals applying the pressure on the mother to fit in with their schedule.

Just as some parents choose to be told the gender of their baby when having the initial scan performed so do many moms opt for a scheduled c section.

Giving birth can be a very demeaning experience to woemn, they have very little or no control over the situation at all and opting for a c section in advance helps to give them back some of this control. It also allows to plan their life around this momentous event.

Do you agree with scheduled c section births or not? Go read more about this controversial subject here – scheduled c section

 

A cesarian section is a surgical operation that has been developed to deliver a baby or babies by making one or several incisions in the abdomen (laparotomy) and uterus (hysterectomy) of the mother. A cesarian section in some rare cases is done to remove a fetus that does not manifest any life signs from the mother’s womb.

Originally the procedure was purely used on dsitressed mothers or babies in circumstances where a natural birth was no longer safe or possibel for any number of reasons. These days however many hospitals are steering mothers towards this options as it is a quicker and more controlled environment for giving birth.

An upward trend in delivery by cesarian section has been found by the US Centers for Disease Control

Go here to read the full article – cesarian section

 

These days c section scars are usually quite unobtrusive and after a few months will barely be noticeable. They’ll be just a few inches long, fading to a light silvery white and positioned normally just along the bikini line.

Going through another pregnancy after c section surgery generally won’t cause too many problems if a reasonable time has elapsed between the operation and pregnancy. 12 to 18 months is a good time frame to allow as at this point your body will have fully recovered from from the c section surgery.

When you are ever in any concern regarding just about any c-section complications you might be encountering, especially regarding your c section scar then it is vital that you instantly get hold of your health care professional or doctor.

For more information about c section scars go here now to find out more – c section scars

 

Whether it’s a planned or an emergency c section delivery, the procedure has been responsible for saving the lives of millions of mothers and babies since it was first introduced in to modern medicine the 1880′s in Germany.

You may know all about cesarean section births if you’re pregnant at the moment, but if not you need to read all about the c-section procedure right here – c section delivery

It’s good if you understand all the stages of the procedure before you go in to hospital, this way you’ll find the whole process less stressful if you do in fact have the operation.

Some women may opt to have a planned c section delivery or an elective c section as it is often referred to. The reasons behind this decision can be be many and varied, from fear of the pain of natural childbirth right through to the doctors personal recommendations.

 

The 2 main considerations you should have after having a c section is firstly that the rectus abdominus muscles realign as quickly as possible and that the incision is able to recover fully without constantly being pulled apart. This is key to the full and affective recovery after c section that will leave you with the smallest scar possible and a flat and toned tummy afterwards.

Exercise after c section is crucial to this recovery process, but you must exercise caution and restraint if you’re a keen fitness enthusiast and certainly start off at a much lower level initially. Once you become comfortable in terms of the pain you feel and you can feel no tearing or pulling apart of the scar then you may be able to increase what you do slowly.

Here’s a great article that I’ve just added all about exercise after c section that you should go and read now if you have the chance – exercise after c section. But if you’re ever in any doubt in any way you should speak with your doctor.

 

 

Recovering from c section can be a real challenge to some mothers. It’s hard because you really want to focus purely on your new baby, but you really do need to consider your own welfare too. In fact without your health you won’t be the best mom possible, so give your own well being serious consideration too.

You ‘ll need to eat a proper diet. Nutritious food is always good to make the wound heal faster. Its nutrients will be beneficial to contribute to the healing process while giving the body the nourishment it needs.

Try to limit the amounts of junk and fast food products you eat or if possible avoid eating them entirely. It won’t just make the scar heal faster but will also help you to shed any pregnancy weight you have stored.

Exercise is also a good thing to consider when recovering from c section. Go here to find out more – recovering from c section

 

Whichever way you look at it, having a c section is a major operation and it is actually classed as major abdominal surgery, so it’s not something to be taken lightly.

Yet many women and doctors opt for a planned c section in preference to a natural birth.

There are many reasons for this, not least of all the fact that surgical procedures and hospital staff have become so good at their jobs, that it may in many cases be considered to be the safest and easiest option. It can be planned for a particular time on a certain day, after lunch for a busy surgeon for example.

But there may also be slightly more underhand reasons for many women being steered towards this decision. The article here discusses this theory in greater detail, but be warned reading this my shock you – planned c section

 

Whether planned or in an emergency a cesarean section has saved the lives of millions of mothers and babies since it was first introduced in the 1880′s in Germany.

So many women now give birth this way that it is important to give some consideration to your recovery after c section.

If all goes well you can start to become more active and begin breastfeeding after c section very soon albeit with some minor adjustments and other considerations.

Days after giving birth, doctors may give mothers antibiotics to avoid uterine infection from the C Section and painkillers from incision pains. Most painkillers and antibiotics prescribed to mothers are made to be non-harmful for babies so you won’t have to worry if the drugs might affect your child. Breastfeeding after C section is also the best way to bond with your baby

Take advantage of this wonderful time. Go here to read more about – breastfeeding after c section

 

 

One of the most important things that women think about after having a baby by c section is staying clean. Childbirth can be a very fulfilling experience but can also be very demeaning and a bit messy.

Bearing in mind too that bleeding can be quite heavy for a few days after surgery, so when is it possible to take a bath after c section?

The best option is to stand or kneel in a bath at first and simply squeeze a wet sponge above the incision area, without any perfumed soap so as not to agitate and irritate the wound, let the water flow down over it and clean the area that way.

If you do need to use soap on the area, non perfumed is the best choice to prevent irritation and infection and pat dry the incision after washing, never rub it. Taking a shower not only makes you feel better during recovery, it also helps wash out excess blood from the placenta.

Here’s a really useful article discussing how to have a bath after c section – click here to find out more

 

If you’re pregnancy at the moment and are wondering about the pros and cons of a c section vs natural birth, there are a lot of considerations for you to mull over.

A c section can be booked in by appointment and is therefore quicker and far more controlled. However the recovery time is much longer and lets be honest here we are talking about major abdominal surgery, so the chances of something going wrong are real, they may be minimal but there is always a chance.

A natural birth however can be a much longer and more painful experience for the mother and labour can go on for hours.

There are also some psychological factors involved. Go here to read more – c section vs natural birth

 

Bleeding after c section is a perfectly normal part of the delivery process.

You’ll lose blood vaginally due to the placenta and this may last for a few days. So being mindful of what can and can’t be done to prevent excessive bleeding is crucial so that a woman will not be faced with a bigger burden other than caring for her child.

NEVER ever put off seeing a doctor if there is something out of the ordinary that a mother is feeling. Immediate treatment will minimize the risk of more serious complications, including loss of life. Listen to your doctor and take his advice, especially as to the body’s readiness to go back to its usual routine.

Go here to find out more about bleeding after c section

 

Going through another pregnancy after c section surgery generally won’t cause too many problems if a reasonable time has elapsed between the operation and pregnancy. 12 to 18 months is a good time frame to allow as at this point your body will have fully recovered from from the c section surgery.

Pregnancy after c section within only a few months does carry some risks…

Having multiple pregnancies in a short period of time may result to two potential risks. When we say short period of time, it can be getting pregnant after three to nine months after a cesarean section. Because you may develop iron deficiency, your baby may have a high risk of being pre-mature. There is also a high risk of uterine rupture if you conceive within six months after c section.

Don’t panic if you do become pregnant within a short space of time, but you must consult with your doctor as soon as you can to get his professional advice and guidance.

Read this article to find out more – pregnancy after c section

 

Generally speaking driving after c section delivery is best left for a minimum of 6 weeks. This way you are recovered enough to safely complete your journey without risking damaging the scar and surrounding area.

Even after a few weeks the external scarring might feel to have improved, but the underlying damage will still need some time to recover and it is this damage which can be made much worse by trying to do certain activities too soon, such as driving after c section surgery.

Not only is getting in to the car challenging but turning to look around when reversing etc all make it a far more challenging procedure than you might expect.

Don’t rush this part of your c section recovery, its important that you fully recover in your own time.

 

Whether planned or in an emergency a cesarean section has saved the lives of millions of mothers and babies since it was first introduced in the 1880′s in Germany.

So many women now give birth this way that it is important to give some consideration to your recovery after c section.

If all goes well you can start to become more active very soon albeit with some minor adjustments and other considerations.

When a c section is performed under emergency situations, the risk of surgery may be increased because of several factors associated with it, such as poor health and poor prognosis. Other usual risks include severe blood loss and post spinal headaches.

If you carefully monitor the wound afterwards you can help to ensure a full and rapid recovery after C-section through quick healing and repair and avoid any complications.

 

Throughout a usual C Section operation the stomach muscles don’t actually get affected and as such their recovery from c section is absolutely the same as for a vaginal birth.

You will usually feel a tightness or numbness around the area, but this is quite normal. You’ll also have less sensation over the scar because of the loss of feeling in the nerves of the skin. But don’t worry, this gets better over time and the muscles underneath won’t have been cut under a trouble free operation.

Following a program of pregnancy specific exercises during your recovery after c section will help to speed the recovery process up and return strength to the area.

To find out more about exactly what you should and shouldn’t do after giving birth by cesarean section go take a look here – recovery after c section.

 

There are many potential c section complications that you might suffer from.

If you experience any problems inhaling and exhaling. You are at a greater risk of any difficulty in breathing right after a Caesarean. It is normal to be tender in the beginning and this might indicate that you struggle to get any type of deep breaths. If it remains to be a difficulty or possibly is any more intense then you must speak to your medical professional.

If your sanitary pad is saturated virtually every hour or so, for those who have no bleeding or maybe your blood loss never begins to decelerate then you’ll need to be seen. Sometimes this may be a result of a section of the placenta being left over in the uterus.

When you are ever in any concern regarding just about any c-section complications you might be encountering, it is vital that you instantly get hold of your healthcare professionalor doctor

 

If you’re going to give birth by c section, then unfortunately there will be a scar. The very nature of the operation means that the skin and underlying tissues will need to be cut and then repaired and stitched together.

The extend to which your c section scar is noticeable will depend on the type of incision made, your health and the care and attention you give to the area after the operation.

A c section is a very standardised operation these days, but occasionally things can go wrong.

If you get through with no complications or unexpected surprises you can expect…

To read more about the topic of caesarean births and the scar left after the operation, go here now – c section scar

 

If you’re pregnant chances are you’ve given some thought to the birth and what might happen during it.

Hopefully all will go smoothly and you will deliver naturally, but if you or the baby experience any problems then it might be something you need to have done – a c section incision.

Don’t worry though, it is a very safe and everyday operation nowadays and the damage done to you in terms of the c section incision is as minimal as can possibly be.

If you’d like to know a little bit more, I’ve just written a  really interesting article all about c section incisions

 

There are 2 main types of c section operation. Thoses are an emergency c section and an elective c section.

An elective c section is one that has been prior arranged to happen on a certain time and day. An emergency c section is where the only concern is getting both mom and baby through in one piece. In this instance the key priority is to get the baby out as quickly as possible because there may have been some sort of complication with the birth.

The mother doesn’t have to go in to labour…

Go here to find out more about having an elective c section

 

You may know all about cesarean section births if you’re pregnant at the moment, but if not you need to read all about the c-section procedure right here.

It’s good if you understand all the stages of the procedure before you go in to hospital, this way you’ll find the whole process less stressful if you do in fact have the operation. This way it won’t be something that you dread and worry about. Ok you might still not look forward to the situation but at least you know what to expect.

If you are electing to have the operation, then you definitely need to know all the facts.

Continue reading about c-section procedure here.

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