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This article is a continuation from the previous post on caring for new mothers after caesarean delivery, if you haven’t read it, we strongly suggest it that you do so before continuing.
Now that you’re here, having successfully been discharged from the hospital, and you safely Home recovering, here is a list of the things that a mother should avoid till advised by the doctors.
Things to Avoid:
- Sexual intercourse until your health care provider tells you that it is safe
- The use of tampons or douche
- Taking baths until your incision is healed and you are no longer bleeding
- Public pools and hot tubs
- Lifting anything heavier than your baby
- Repeatedly using stairs
- Exercise, at least until your health care provider gives you the go-ahead
Emotional Care After A Cesarean:
- Take additional time daily to sit and bond with your baby
- If you are having a hard time with breastfeeding after the cesarean delivery, contact a lactation consultant for direction and support.
- Understand that you might need to take time to decompress emotionally after the surgery, especially if the procedure involved an emergency.
- To help deal with any negative feelings about your experience, discuss the birth experience with your support person
- Get clarification from your health care provider about questions you might have about your pregnancy experience. This can help eliminate any anxiety you may have about getting pregnantagain.
- Do not be afraid to ask for help! The extra physical care required after a cesarean can make a woman feel inadequate, overwhelmed and lonely.
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