C-section secrets even your doctor won’t tell you!

Life is not a bed of roses for those mommies who had to be cut open to pull their baby out. Yes, c-section is a major surgery and it is only fair we give those mommies their due credit. While you might not it all about anesthesia, pre and post operative rules and a whole lot of other things, there are a few things no one will tell you about a c-section surgery. Not even your doctor!

Here are 5 c-section secrets even your doctor will not tell you.  

1. Your vagina will still be involved

Your baby’s exit route might be different, but your vagina will still be involved in your c-section delivery. Basically, the vaginal wash, a quick cleaning of your vagina will come after the delivery, but in a c-section, this is done before the surgery in order to clean up any blood that will be leaking out post surgery. Also, be prepared for a nurse to insert a catheter down there, before your surgery.

2. You will feel some tugging

You will be totally numb from your belly down during the surgery, and you feel a thing. However, be prepared to feel some pulling and tugging as your baby gets pulled out of your abdomen.

3. You will be freezing during the surgery

Operation theatres are kept cool for other surgeries, but for c-sections, the temperature is increased in order to accommodate the arrival of the new born. Plus, lying half naked for almost 30 minutes is sure to make you catch the chill

4. Stool softeners can be your best friend

Pooping can be a major problem after a c-section. Since it is tough to push when your abdomen is still recovering, stool softeners can help you ease the process and make you a happy camper. Just remember to drink lots of water. And no, you won’t tear those stitches when you poop.

5. There will be blood

Although you have not pushed your baby out of the vagina, you are still bound to bleed. After all your uterine wall has to heal after the placenta has been removed. Plus, the lining that was supporting your baby all through pregnancy will shed in the next few weeks. However, worry not for the bleeding will not be heavy.

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