Preparing yourself for a C-section

Preparing yourself for a C-section

C-section, also known as a major operation, during which a woman faces numerous problems and pains to give birth to a new being, it is very important to be careful so that two lives can be saved.

A child is a blessing that a mother is willing to endure any pain to achieve and for whose happiness, whether the child has just come into the world or its prospects, the process of becoming a mother is very painful for a woman but His joy is so great that it overcomes even the pain.

Every woman wishes that when she gets married, the happiness of her children will be dedicated to her at the appointed time. Children are the gift that makes a woman feel strong and secure. She does all kinds of hard work and gets success in it, but some women are deprived of this blessing despite all their efforts.

Giving birth to a new being is a big test for a woman and she has to go through this test with great courage and passion. As a result, she faces a strange situation. It also loses its life.

During motherhood, a woman's health, diet, and comfort are taken care of, any carelessness in this can be harmful to the mother and the baby, as well as many other problems during delivery. Also heads up, in which normal delivery turns towards C-section.

  • The age of a woman or the •weakness of a woman from inside.
  • Narrowing of the female hip bone.
  • Increase in blood pressure.
  • Increased swelling in the body.
  • The baby's posture is crooked or skewed.
  • Turning the baby upside down.
  • Anemia in women.
  • Awareness of C-sections among women

Every woman is mentally prepared for every pain during motherhood, but in the case of a C-section, it is important to inform the woman in advance, so that she is mentally prepared for her problems. Most women undergo major operations. That is, they blame the weakness of the woman responsible for the C-section, which is completely wrong, this is a situation that can happen to anyone in the last stages. It is important to inform the woman well that The birth of the child will be done by cutting the abdomen so that she will act with courage and courage and this process will be completed with great excellence and both lives will be safe.

During C-section, the woman is given such drugs that cause intoxication and sleepiness. It is very important to make the woman aware that there may be side effects after the use of such drugs. Later, the woman may have complaints like vomiting, nausea, vomiting, and indigestion, which she must be aware of. Which increases the risk of infection of the wounds. The urine bag is applied before the operation so that the woman's uterus does not bear too much weight and she can settle this stage with ease.

  • Choice between general anesthetic and regional anesthetic

The mother is given an anesthetic throughout the whole operation. Women who have a Caesarean section usually have a choice of two or three options: A general anesthetic, where they are completely unconscious, and two types of regional anesthetic known as “epidural” and “spinal” anesthesia. Regional anesthetics numb the body from the waist down. The woman is awake for the birth and can see her child immediately afterward.

  • In an epidural, the anesthetic is injected into the “epidural space” surrounding the spinal cord in the thoracic or lumbar regions of the spine. This only numbs the nerves that lead to the region of the spinal cord where the anesthetic was injected. Epidurals start relieving pain after 10 to 20 minutes.
  • In spinal anesthesia, also known as a spinal block, the medication is injected closer to the spinal cord: into the cerebrospinal fluid in the “subarachnoid space.” This causes the entire lower half of the body to feel numb. Spinal blocks work faster than epidurals, and a smaller amount of anesthetic medication is needed.
  • General anesthetics can be done faster, so they are used if the operation is an emergency, or if the woman can’t have a regional anesthetic. If there is more time, or if it’s a planned (“elective”) Caesarean section, then the woman might have a choice of anesthetic. Her decision will usually depend on whether or not she would like to be awake for the birth.

After a C-section, a woman has more pain than a normal delivery, for which doctors prescribe pain-relieving drugs that heal the wounds and ease the pain.

  • Tips to prepare for your C-section
  1. Restrict solid foods for eight hours before the C-section

This step will reduce the likelihood of vomiting or lung complications. Up until a few years ago, we also recommended against drinking any form of liquid before surgery for the same reason. However, we recognize that that’s a long time to go without food or drink, particularly for something as physically and emotionally taxing as childbirth and recovery.

Patients today can drink clear liquids, including juice and sports drinks, before surgery. Make sure and understand the directions your doctor gives you regarding eating and drinking. If you don’t, your surgery – and your first glimpse of the new baby – might be delayed! 

  1. Shower with an antibacterial soap

The night or morning before you come in for your C-section, we might ask you to shower or bathe with a special soap that we’ll give you ahead of time (or tell you how to obtain it at a drugstore). The goal is to kill bacteria on the skin and reduce the risk of infection following your C-section.

  1. Don’t shave your stomach or pubic area

You might think you’re being helpful, but shaving with razors creates small nicks in the skin, which can promote infection after delivery. If hair removal is necessary, your nurse will take care of it with clippers in the hospital on the day of your C-section. 

  1. Discuss with your doctor how incisions should be closed

We can use a variety of methods based on the type of skin incision, body characteristics, and a patient’s preferences. Typically, we use staples, stitches, or glue. If you’ve had a previous C-section, you might have questions or concerns about a specific closure method. Be sure to bring up this discussion with your doctor if he or she doesn’t mention it first – just so you know what to expect when the bandage comes off for the first time.

  • Precautions after C-section

Women who have become mothers after C-section i.e. a major operation need to be very careful, if they do it even a little carelessly, problems would arise for the future children and also for the health of the mother. It is better not to neglect the precautionary measures. After the operation, be careful in going up and down the stairs. In case of stitches, avoid eating spicy spices.

Avoid lifting weights. Do not carry anything heavier than the weight of your newborn. This can cause the stitches to pull.

There are two types of stitches in the operation, one on the outer skin and the other on the internal organs. Those skins remain open after they are completely closed. Stitches are applied to the part of the body that has been operated on, with chemical threads that open automatically inside the body sometime after the operation. There is no need to open the stitches inside the body. However, if the upper stitches are opened before the skin is attached, the wound will appear open from the beginning. If once the skin is properly attached, then there is no fear of them opening later.

External wounds heal faster than internal wounds, but until the internal wounds are healed, the diet and precautions should continue. C-section mothers take a little longer to let down milk, which makes them go through a rough patch. During this time, the mother needs a lot of courage to give the baby its first food. C-section babies are usually weak and their immune system is not good, due to which diseases can attack them quickly. Therefore, it is important to be careful about the child. If the first child is born through C-section, then mothers should be mentally prepared for the coming children to go through the same stage.

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