Alternate Names : Cesarean Section, Abdominal Delivery, Abdominal Birth
What happens later at home?
It takes longer to recover from a c-section than from a vaginal
birth. Once she is home, a woman should:
try to get some help from friends and family or from paid employees,
for the first few days
try to use the stairs very little for the first week
walk daily to keep blood clots from forming in her legs
use a heating blanket on the incision, if needed to provide comfort
keep taking prenatal vitamins
eat a balanced diet with plenty of fluids to prevent constipation
What are the potential complications after the procedure?
Problems are possible with any surgery that requires
anesthesia. These include:
problems with the anesthetic, such as breathing problems or drug reactions
reactions to medicines, such as antibiotics or pain relievers
a higher risk that blood transfusions will be needed
a pelvic or wound infection
bladder infection or trauma to the bladder
Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the doctor.