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C-section healing: Expert tips for recovery

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​Expert tips to recover from C-section​

Recovering from a Cesarean section (C-section) surgery requires patience, care, and attention to detail. Here are some tips from Dr. Sangeetha Rao, MBBS, DGO., (OBG), Obstetrics & Gynaecology Surgeon, Fortis Hospital Richmond Road, Bangalore to aid in a smooth healing process:

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​​Follow post-surgery instructions​

Adhere strictly to the instructions provided by your healthcare provider. This includes taking prescribed medications, caring for the incision site, and avoiding strenuous activities.​

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​Monitor incision site​

Keep a close eye on the incision site for any signs of infection such as redness, swelling, or discharge. Report any concerns to your doctor immediately.

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​Manage pain​

Take pain medication as prescribed to alleviate discomfort. Additionally, using ice packs or heating pads can help reduce swelling and pain.

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​​Practice gentle movement​

While it’s essential to rest and avoid heavy lifting, gentle movement such as short walks can aid in circulation and prevent blood clots. However, avoid rigorous exercise until cleared by your healthcare provider.​

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​Maintain proper nutrition​

Eating a balanced diet rich in nutrients, especially those that promote healing such as protein, vitamins, and minerals, can expedite the recovery process.

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​Stay hydrated​

Drinking plenty of water supports overall healing and prevents complications such as constipation, a common issue post-surgery.

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​Seek emotional support​

Recovery from a C-section can be emotionally challenging. Surround yourself with supportive loved ones and consider joining a support group to share experiences and seek guidance.

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​Gradual resumption of activities​

​Gradually reintroduce activities as recommended by your healthcare provider. Listen to your body and avoid pushing yourself too hard too soon.​

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Points to note

Remember, every individual’s recovery journey is unique. Be patient with yourself and prioritize self-care during this crucial period.

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