Cesarean Delivery - Five Things You May Not Know About Having a C-Section
Cesarean Delivery, also Known as C-section, is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby through cuts and incisions in the abdomen and uterus region. Although it might seem like C-sections are common, it is essential to remember that it is still a major abdominal operation that comes with risks. From my experience at the medical school, i have outline some of the main facts you need to know and which funny enough most medical practitioners may not tell you. See more details below.
One thing you should know that a C-section is usually recommended for patients who face pregnancy complications or have a C-section history and are unwilling to consider vaginal birth after a cesarean. However, in most cases, it is not clear whether a C-section is reguired until the woman is in labor. Nevertherless, Pregnant women scheduled for a C-section usually get all the neccessary information from the doctor, but its also important for all women to do some research about the procedure an know what to expect during labor. Knowing about the C-section surgery can help you take some of the anxiety out of it.
Here are five things you may not know about having a C-section.
1. Post C-section Side Effect
You should know that some common side effects of C-section include cramping, nausea, weakness, tiredness, and fatigue. The new mother often finds its uncomfortable to cough, sneeze, or even laugh for a few weeks after birth. The scar in the woman's womb is usually numb for the next couple of months from the nerves being cut. You should also know that the area surrounding the cut stays sensitive and tender and requires proper care. So when you are involve in a C-section delivery, you get to expereicne all this mention above.
2. Recovery of C-Section
if a woman undergoes a traditional vaginal delivery, she is discharged from the hospital fater two days. however, woman typically stay in the hospital for three to four days after C-section and recovery can be more gruelling for a C-section as you will have to focus on your diet and lifestyle. It may take you two or more months to recover after a C-section and most doctors wont tell you this.
3. Your Body will be Numb, but you will stay awake during the procedure
No one will tell you this that during surgery, you will be put under anaesthesia and your lower body will be entirely numb. you will be awake the whole time but wont feel any pain. you may even feel diconnected from the birthing process.
4. Your Body may have a permanent incision scar
A C-section is done through an incision that is placed above the pubic bone. In some complex cases, a larger incision is required. While doctors try to minimize the scarring as much as possible, it is not possible to completely hide it.Most women find it difficult to accept their bodies after giving birth, and they can have strong feelings about a permanant scar.
5. Risks associated with C-section
Although it may seem like C-section are common, it is important to know that it is still a major abdominal operation that comes with risks. C-sections are usually done with speed and safety, and therefore, most people ignore the risks that come with them. Some of the dangers of the surgery include blood loss, infection, and injury to internal organs. There is also a risk of pulmonary embolism.
Am not putting fears on pregnant mother but it is better they know the risks associated with C-section so that they will be prepare to face any challenges or changes ahead.