It's important to look after yourself after your c-section.
A caesarean section (or c-section) is a common operation. ‘But it’s important to remember it’s also quite a serious one,’ says Elizabeth Duff, senior policy adviser at the NCT. ‘You have an incision through your abdomen into your uterus, so although most women recover quickly, you do need to follow the advice you’re given.’
Follow these top tips to aid recovery after having a c-section...
2) Alter breastfeeding positions
Try different positions for breastfeeding,
which may be uncomfortable to start with because of your stitches. Your midwife will be able to help you get into the best position.
All it takes is a lot of rest, more rest than you could have ever imagined giving yourself. So, the mums from Mother&Baby's Facebook group #mumtribegave their expert advice on ways to cope post-C-section and how to feel 'human' again. Click to read their clever tips.
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