1 in every 3 women now delivers their babies via Cesarean Section. In Australia that is approximately 120,000 C-Section procedures performed every year and this number is echoed throughout the world.
All childbearing women should be mindful of these statistics and prepare themselves as they would a natural birth.
C-Section Deliveries Are Increasing.
Medical intervention is normally only required when there is concern for the health and safety of either mother or baby. The decision can be decided during pregnancy, which is referred to as an Elective Section or at the time of labour an Emergency Section
You may hear conflicting information such as its more convenient and easier for a OB/GYNs to perform a C-Section Delivery as they can fit it in between 9-5pm. However these are not realistic facts as assisted caesarean delivery takes much more patient care and medical staff to accomplish than a natural birth.
Contributing factors as to why C-Section Rates are increasing:
Medical conditions or complications with baby or mother before or during labour.
Prepare For C-Section Delivery
A high volume of the 32% of women whose babies are delivered via Cesarean Section are not physically or mentally aware of What happens during the procedure, What Optons are availbale to them or What to expect in recovery.
Not being prepared makes it difficult for both mother and birth partner to think clearly and make informed choices once in labour as everything will seemed rushed and unexpected and it can leave some women feeling out of control, disappointed and difficult to accept and recover.
If you are planning to start a family or are pregnant – do not be complacent, educated yourself, there are so many natural birthing c-section delivery options now available.
We highly encourage you to completing a Birth Plan, which allows your birth partner and healthcare team to follow your directions allowing you to have the best possible birthing experience, even if you have to choose Plan B.
Helpful Guidelines For All Expectant Mothers.
C-Section Recovery Tips For The First Six Weeks
Telling a new mum not to do anything for 6 weeks is a little outdated, our busy lives don't allow for such luxury and so it is very important that women understand what to expect, after all a Cesarean Section is major abdominal surgery and taking action to ensure that the initial recovery period is as comfortable and pain free as possible. And we highly encourage you to be pro active taking steps to reduce future complications such as Adhesions that are associated with abdominal surgery.
Things To Rembember
A caesarean section is a surgical procedure in which a baby is born through a cut made in the mother’s abdominal wall and uterus.
A baby will need to be born by caesarean section if there are serious problems that prevent the baby being born by a normal vaginal birth.
Caesarean section is a relatively safe operation; however, possible complications include infection, damage to your internal organs, an increased risk of respiratory distress for your baby and complications with future pregnancies.
Looking after a new baby is hard for all women, but it can be harder when you are recovering from a caesarean. Be kind to yourself. It may take a few weeks or even longer to recover, particularly if you have had complications.
You should not drive a car until your wound has healed (usually about six weeks).
Wear a compression band and follow the scar care routine to reduce pain and discomfort.
One great advantage that we have today is that Medical studies have shown using a compression band provides a non-invasive intervention for enhancing patient’s recovery. Reducing pain, tearing and infection allowing a new mum to be as comfortable as possible as she adjust to life with her new baby.
We Recommend - Buying Deluxe Recovery Kit!
* As a general rule you should consult your doctor before wearing any compression garment. Belly Bands products and information provide are to be used in conjunction with Doctors Care and does not substitute for Medical
If you have any questions, fever or signs of infection please contact your doctor before wearing a compression band.
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