Every pregnant woman wish that they could deliver their baby through vaginal birth. However, there are circumstances that may need you to undergo a cesarean section. A cesarean section or also called as a C-section is a process of delivering baby using surgical incision made between mother’s abdomen and uterus.
In specific condition, you might get an early scheduled C-section because of either you’re carrying more than one baby, your baby is expected to be very large or any other reasons. You also might have an emergency C-section where your baby is in danger, which the umbilical cord slips through your cervix or your placenta starts to separate from uterine wall which means your baby didn’t get enough oxygen and are needed to be delivered immediately.
Having a C-section won’t harm either you or your baby. However, it’s still a major surgery and there will be some risks. You need a longer time for recovery if you were to deliver your baby using C-section than vaginal birth. Besides, there might be risks and difficulties in your future pregnancies if you were to have a C-section. You need to consult with your doctor to discuss and plan for your future pregnancies that is if you are planning to have another child.
If you had undergone a C-section surgery for your childbirth, you should take extra rest and might as well hire a midwife to take care of you and your baby because your body is totally worn out as you just underwent a major surgery. While the midwife is taking care of your baby, you should focus more on yourself in recuperating and rejuvenating.
Usually after giving birth, mothers will somehow undergo postpartum depression at different level, although some mothers may not feel this. During this stage where you will have lack of motivation, lack of appetite, constantly crying, extreme sadness, emptiness, or loneliness, the presence of your partner by your side all the time is extremely important in order to encourage and support you mentally.
The best tips for you to get out of this depression zone is to share your feelings with your partner, friends or even your mother. By sharing your feelings you will feel lightened as if your burden has been flown out from your shoulder. Besides that, try to be good to yourself. Make sure to keep yourself healthy by getting enough sleep and have enough meal daily. You can also take a walk when your body feels better to get fresh air and sunshine to reflect on your skin. If you still get stuck in the-you-know-what zone, then you should seek for treatment and counselling.
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