What to Expect During a C-Section
Procedures will vary depending on the reason for your c-section, but generally, you can expect these steps:
After Your C-Section
You will likely be asked to remain in the hospital for a few days after your c-section so you can rest and recover. Your healthcare providers will monitor your recovery and provide relief options for any pain you might be experiencing, as well as monitor your incision site for any signs of infection.
Once you’re ready, you can begin breastfeeding. Inform your healthcare team of your desire to begin breastfeeding, and they will select the appropriate medications for you and your baby.
As with any surgical procedure, it’s important to rest. Rest whenever possible and avoid heavy lifting of any kind. Avoid sex for six weeks after your c-section. Additionally, your doctor will instruct you on the appropriate pain relief solutions for your incision, including pain relievers like Tylenol or Advil and heating pads.