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.

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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


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



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.


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.

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