Carol App Team
Community Questions - C-Section Recovery
"Do you have any tips for recovering from a C-Section? I'm due to have a planned C-Section with my first baby in a couple of weeks so if you have been through it and can share anything that helped you it would be appreciated!"
Alongside following the advice of your health professionals, some tips that can help with recovering from your C-Section include:
Rest: Allow yourself plenty of time to rest and recover. This may mean asking for help with daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and taking care of your newborn. Don't be afraid to accept help from family and friends.
Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help flush out any medications and toxins from your body and promote healing.
Move around gradually - remember that you have just been through surgery so try to take things easy but keeping moving is important to reduce the risk of blood clots, just try to be mindful to not overexert yourself.
Eat well: A balanced diet with plenty of protein, fibre and healthy fats can help promote healing and give you the energy you need to care for your newborn.
Your midwife should advise you on looking after your wound, recovery from your C-Section and offer advice for any questions you may have.
Remember that every mums' recovery is different, and it's important to listen to your body and give yourself the time you need to heal. If you have any concerns or questions, reach out to your midwife and health professionals, they are there to support you through your recovery.