How long does it take for stitches to heal c-section?
Your wound will take about 6 weeks to heal. You will have a scar but this will fade over time. Your scar will be 10–20cm long and is usually just below your bikini line. It will be red at first but will fade over time.
How do I know if my c-section is healing properly?
The coloration of the c-section scar should start to fade from red to pink, and it should look pretty uniform. The c-section scar should become less tender to the touch as this happens. You shouldn’t see anything seeping out of your scar, if so contact your healthcare team to ensure it’s healing correctly.
How do you take care of stitches after c-section?
Keep the wound area clean by washing it with mild soap and water. You don’t need to scrub it. Often, just letting the water run over your wound in the shower is enough. You may remove your wound dressing and take showers if stitches, staples, or glue were used to close your skin.
What foods help with C-section stitches?
Vitamin rich food is very important after c section. It helps in repairing tissues and assist in the production of collagen which helps in making the new tissues, skin and ligaments. Vegetables like spinach, broccoli and fenugreek are a good source of vitamin A and C, it also has dietary calcium and iron.
Is sitting good after C-section?
After a C-section it is important to allow core and pelvic floor recovery: Avoid lifting anything heavier than your baby, and get help wherever possible. Roll on to your side when lying down before sitting up. Rest horizontally as much as possible.
Why does stomach hang after C-section?
This is because a c-section scar creates an effect akin to a tight band being placed at the bottom of the abdomen. This forces the lax abdominal skin and muscles to hang over the tightness of the scar.
How soon can I massage my c-section scar?
How to do the massages. Begin about 6 weeks after surgery, as long as incision is well healed. This can be done on your own, at home, for 5 minutes/day. Place fingers 2-3 inches from scar.
Why can’t i bath after C-section?
If you take a bath prior to 2 weeks, Irobunda says there’s a risk of introducing an infection to the incision. “Infection can not only be painful and inconvenient, but it can also make the scar from your C-section heal worse and be more prominent,” she says.
Does coughing affect C-section stitches?
After surgery, it will be uncomfortable to cough, laugh, or do anything that requires your abdominal muscles. Therefore, we recommend taking a pillow and providing support to your abdomen when you need it.