5 Ways to Prepare for a C-Section Delivery
Are you nervous about the upcoming birth of your child? If you’re having a C-section delivery, you may also be wondering what you can expect. Here are 5 ways to help you prepare.
Eat Light Beforehand
The few days before your scheduled C-section, eat foods that will not cause bloating and gas. Unfortunately, 1 side effect of a spinal injection is that it makes it difficult to relieve yourself for a few days. Eating light beforehand will save you a lot of pain from bloating after surgery.
Plan for Length
You usually stay in the hospital for 3-4 days after a C-section surgery. For the first 24 hours, you are still hooked up to your catheter and can’t stand up or walk well on your own. Bring books, cards, and other items to keep you happy during your stay.
Some hospitals provide bellybands for after a C-section. If not, you can order one online. It wraps around your midsection and holds everything in place to make it easier to stand when walking again after surgery.
Since you can’t eat before surgery, try to schedule for as early in the day as possible. This will help you not get shaky or moody before your surgery.
Talk to Others
There are online communities and other parent support groups available to you. You can ask questions to others who have been through C-sections to help ease your nerves and make the task of preparing for your C-sectioneven easier.