Having a tiny human growing inside you is the most incredible feeling ever. Bringing it to the world feels even better!
Childbirth is a special moment for every mother, no matter how they bring their babies to life. Whether it’s a natural delivery, water birth or a C-section, it’s important for the baby and mom to be as safe and healthy possible.
Today we’re going to talk more about C-sections since many people believe, moms-to-be chose this method of childbirth to avoid pain. This article will tell you otherwise. This is a big surgery and comes with risks (not always, though). A lot of expecting mothers chose C-sections because it’s the safest option for both, the baby and the mother, due to complications. The process of recovery is also longer with C-sections deliveries, often times making it quite difficult for the mothers to take care of their little ones.
Read below for everything you need to know if you decide to have a C-section.
1. Feeling exposed
When having a C-section, sometimes the bladder and bowels have to be moved a little to create space for the baby to come out. Don’t worry, it isn’t as bad as it sounds!
2. The permanent scar
These scars are the proof how strong mothers really are! Don’t be afraid of a little scar, think of your little bundle of joy you’re going to have in your arms after the C-section.
3. Get informed
Cesarean deliveries are not really recommended, unless they’re necessary. So, the expecting mothers should be informed about their choices. Sometimes mothers are given their babies for skin-to-skin contact before the doctors start stitching again.
Just like every other surgery, C-sections also have risks of infections. Especially when you have around seven incisions on your body – needed to take the baby out. So the risk of bacteria or other germs entering your body is higher. These, of course, cause infections. Infections are treated with antibiotics, but breastfeeding mothers can’t ingest them.
5. Stationery items
In these surgeries, doctors use stationery items – staples, to stitch up body parts like uterus or abdomen that open up during delivery. That sound painful!
6. Abdominal binders
Abdominal binders are a must after the surgery to keep everything placed in perfectly. They’re also great for support because even little movements after the surgery can be painful. They’re great in general, for the recovery process.
Accidents don’t happen often, but when they do, it’s really scary for the new mothers. So, babies getting hurt during the C-section is a possibility.
8. A whole different experience
It’s very important for the new mothers to be stitched up right after the delivery, that’s why often times you can’t hold your newborn immediately after giving birth. But if it’s not the mom, their partners can hold the babies, and just seeing your child is enough.
For everyone thinking C-sections are a piece of cake, please think twice before you talk. There’s no easy way of bringing your child into the world, but it’s all worth it!