TOP 8 little-known facts about cesarean section

Recently, obstetrician-gynecologists have increasingly resorted to cesarean section, both planned and emergency. Experts identified 8 topics related to this method of childbearing, which are not customary to talk about.

1. If you went through the first birth through a cesarean section, then it will be better for you to endure at least three years before the birth of the second child. If the pause is shorter, then the risk of repeated cesarean section increases.

2. The point of view is widespread that women passing through a cesarean section should refrain from any physical activity for the next 40 days or 6 weeks, and not go to the gym for 6 months. But this is a myth – basic physical activity and exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles can begin soon after discharge home, slowly and gradually. Within 40 days, it is not recommended only to lift heavy objects.

3. Immediately after the surgery, you can well practice breastfeeding, if the body does not mind. Most people who have had Caesarean section begin to breastfeed the next day. But even on the day of surgery, breastfeeding will not do any harm.

4. Weight gain and cesarean section are not related. A lot of women who went through this operation retain their excellent shape, because they practice basic physical activity and follow a diet. Just look at Victoria Beckham, who passed through Caesarean section 4 times.

5. An extremely important factor is a properly selected diet. On the second day after surgery, semi-solid food is recommended. However, avoid eating semi-solid fatty foods. On the third day, solid foods rich in iron and fiber are welcomed. Vitamin C also promotes healing.

6. Postpartum depression, which is associated with extreme stress during childbirth, is widespread. It can be observed for several weeks, so it is very important to talk with a doctor about this topic.

7. Although it is extremely important to take care of the baby after he is born, it is also necessary that you pay attention to yourself to speed up the healing process. Keep yourself warm, as any sneezing or runny nose puts extra pressure on the seams. Gently turn in bed, do not get up straight. Try to get enough sleep.

8. If a woman is obese, she is at increased risk of deep venous thrombosis. That is why it is necessary to carefully monitor her health in the next 24 hours after surgery.