Whether you’re planning or had an unexpected C-Section, many new mom’s are not fully prepared for the healing and recovery period and this can be fairly common for many reasons. There is nothing to be alarmed about, but the healing and recovery period is quite different than a Natural or Vaginal delivery.
First things first, this is REAL surgery and your body is going to need time to heal while you somehow perform the daily activities of new motherhood, which to say is truly amazing! Being prepared and accepting that you’re going to be sore, uncomfortable, and layed-up for a while is very normal so make sure you plan ahead if possible and give yourself the best recovery you can.
1. Rest and Time to Heal
This may seem obvious to most new moms, but in reality it’s very challenging to stay put and get the rest your body needs and deserves. Add caring for a newborn and other daily activities as a new mother and it becomes hard for many moms to consider their own needs and give their bodies time to heal properly. It is very important that you protect your body during this healing period so you can feel better quicker and prevent any long-term discomfort.
2. Sienna C-Section Recovery Garment
Whether you’re planning a C-section delivery or had one unexpectedly, your healing and recovery will be greatly improved with the use of our Sienna C-Section Recovery Garment. The Sienna provides stability and protection to your incision site, promotes circulation, and gives you the support to improve your comfort during the healing and recovery period.
3. Help From Friends and Family
In the days following delivery there are many things a new mother is responsible for like: nursing, bathing, laundry, shopping, errands, house keeping, follow up doctor visits, and so on. When healing from a C-Section delivery this can be quite overwhelming. Lean on your friends and family for help with the daily to-do-lists and make this time stress-free and completely about you and your baby!
Studies have shown that staying hydrated during the healing period from surgery or trauma greatly increases the condition and quality of your incision and new scar tissue. In addition your body demands more fluids when recovering and staying hydrated actually reduces swelling which decreases pain and discomfort.
5. Scar Management
Your C-Section incision can take up to 2 weeks to fully close. At this time many Surgeons recommend using scar treatment products such as Silicone topical gel or silicone sheeting. Both of these products work very well to improve scar quality, appearance, and function. Lotions and perfumes should not be used in direct contact with your scar during the first 6-8 weeks.
Make Your Recovery Easier!