Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. Welcoming a new little one into the world is an experience like no other. It does not matter what way they come into the world, may it be natural or through a Cesarean section. Your newest little bundle of joy will change your life forever. However, if you did have a Cesarean section delivery, you will be left with a scar.
But worrying about scars and stretch marks are quickly becoming a thing of the past, as there are new and incredible treatments that can help new moms reduce and nearly get rid of their C-section scars, as well as tips for taking care of your scar after you have given birth. We have outlined some of them below.
This is probably one of the biggest things that you can do in order to heal properly from your C-section and to make sure that your C-section scar does not get infected. It can take a little while for your body to heal, so getting rest when you can is extremely important because you want to be able to care for your newborn, after all. Take the advice of many a mom, sleep when the baby sleeps. Even if it is just for a small amount of time, it is taking care of your body, and that is what you need to do as a new mom.
Keep the Area Clean
It is extremely important that you keep the area where your C-section scar is clean. Otherwise, you open yourself up to acquiring an infection, and that is no fun at all. You will want to take some warm water, and a sponge or facecloth, and gently let the warm water run over the scar, and just ever so lightly rub some soap in. Then, rinse with more warm water. Pat it dry. By doing this, it will heal much quicker. Once it is healed, you will begin to feel much better.
This world that we live in is an absolutely incredible one, and it is one that is evolving all of the time. If you want to diminish the appearance of your C-section scar, as well as to help the pain, CicaLux Energized Scar-Care is a new product developed in Europe that will help you to do so in the comfort of your home! It has won many awards including these in the USA: National Parenting Product Awards: Best For Mom and the Mom’s Choice Awards: Gold. I myself have just recently learned about it, and I can say with confidence that it is something that I want to look into for my scars. I believe it is well worth a look into seeing what it can do for you.
Ask for Help
Never be afraid to ask for help when you need it! You are a new mom, after all! If you aren’t feeling the best on a particular day, and you have family that can come over and help you, ask them! Many friends and family members often help new moms because they’ve been in the same situation! Not only will you get a break, but they will get to come over and see your newest little addition to your family. It is a win-win for everyone!
It’s not time to get out there and do cardio just yet. But getting up and going for gentle walks around the block will help you in a few areas. It will help to prevent any blood clots that may form by sitting for too long. It also helps with constipation and keeps things moving. By doing gentle exercise like this, you are retraining your body, remember, it isn’t the same as it was before, it created a human being. It gave life.
By following these tips, you will be well on your way to a great healing journey with your C-section scar, and you can enjoy your newest family addition and life to the fullest!
A stay-at-home mom to a little boy named Syrus Voltaire, Jennifer Passmore dabbles in jewelry making, cooking and gardening when free time allows. She has written for many parenting websites in the past including What To Expect, Growing Your Baby, Imperfect Parent, Life As Mama, and many more. Afflicted with chronic illness at a young age, she founded the popular online support group, Positivity In Pain, and is currently working on her first book.
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