Having a Comfortable Cesarean Section Recovery
Women who deliver their baby via C Section need extra support for their recovery. Wearing a Postpartum Support Belt is a great help for a comfortable cesarean section recovery.
A C Section surgical procedure involves:
- One incision that is made on your belly.
- One incision on your abdominal muscle wall
- One incision on your uterus.
This procedure is known to be life saving but can also cause significant pain, scarring and discomfort on your abdomen as well as pain on your back and legs associated with a cesarean section recovery.
When you use an abdominal binder after surgery it will tighten and support your abdomen to help you avoid the feeling of your insides ‘falling out” or feeling like your incision will split open.
Cesarean Section Recovery Time
For some women the recovery is smooth and they are back to normal within 6 weeks post surgery. For many others, recovery time after a C section can be lengthy and last up to a year after giving birth. The duration of this recovery time can be significantly reduced and managed with the use of a belly binder.
When to Wear a Postpartum Support Belt
Postpartum support belt can be worn when women are discharged from the hospital after a C Section. The hospital stay is typically 3-5 days depending on many factors which differ with every unique delivery.
Who Should Wear a Postpartum Support Belt?
Abdominal binders are meant for women who recently gave birth via C section or natural birth and are most commonly worn by women who experience a C section birth.
C sections are major surgical procedures and recovery is very different from that of women who give birth naturally.
Some of the differences include:
- Having an incision to care for.
- Stitches to maintain clean.
- Pain Management due to major abdominal surgery.
Feeling good during cesarean section recovery time is possible with the right postpartum support belt.