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      Category : Health Centers > Pregnancy and Childbirth


Alternate Names : Cesarean Section, Abdominal Delivery, Abdominal Birth

C-Section | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

After the c-section, the mother:

  • may try to breastfeed in the recovery room if she and the baby are doing well
  • will probably get antibiotics and intravenous (IV) fluids for 24 hours
  • will be encouraged to walk as soon as possible
  • may be given pain relievers through an IV pump or shots. Once the mother can eat food, she can take pills instead
  • usually stays in the hospital for at least 48 hours, depending on whether she or the baby has any more problems

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    C-Section: Home Care and Complications

    Author: Eva Martin, MD
    Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 09/15/02

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