Giving birth by cesarean section

What is a cesarean section?

cesarean section, or c-section, is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus.

Planned c-section

Sometimes it's clear that a woman will need a cesarean even before she goes into labor. For example, you may require a planned c-section if:

Unplanned cesarean

You may need to have a c-section if problems arise such as

Recovery after a cesarean birth

A cesarean is major surgery, and it will hurt afterwards. You may feel you can't do anything on your own. Even small movements, such as shifting up the bed, may require something or someone to hold on to. It will hurt to cough or laugh, but supporting your wound with your hands, or holding a pillow over your tummy, will help

Breastfeeding after a cesarean birth

If you plan to breastfeed, you can start in our recovery room right after surgery. Ask our nurse to show you how to hold a baby, so there won't be pressure on your incision.

Women whose babies are born by cesarean surgery are just as successful at breastfeeding as mothers who deliver vaginally(Normal)

You can breastfeed right after birth. It's possible to breastfeed right away
Painkillers and antibiotics you'll receive via IVs and pills in the days after your C section, are typically fine for nursing mothers and their babies.


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