As much as there is need for physical care for mothers after birth, special attention has to be paid to the emotional care for mother, today we give your tips on emotional care for mothers after cesarean birth
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.
Reasons To Call Your Health Care Provider Immediately:
- Fever of over 100.4° F
- Severe headachethat begins right after birth and does not let up in intensity
- Sudden onset of pain in the abdominal area, such as tenderness to touch or burning sensation
- Foul odor from vaginal discharge
- Sudden onset of pain in the incision area that can include a pus discharge
- Swollen, red, painful area in the leg
- Burning urination or blood in the urine
- Appearance of rash or hives
- Extremely heavy bleeding that soaks a maxi pad within an hour, or the passing of large clots
- Sore, red, painful area on the breasts that may be accompanied by flu-like symptoms
- Feelings of anxiety, panic, and/or depression