Caesarean section is the process of removing the baby from the mother’s womb through a surgical operation by making an incision of about 10-15 cm in the mother’s uterus until the placenta. In the meantime, the expectant mother is subjected to general or local anesthesia. Since the stomach and intestines of the expectant mother who is going to undergo a caesarean section must be empty, she cannot eat or drink anything for 6-7 hours before delivery. It is sent to the toilet for the last time before entering the operation.
A probe is attached to the expectant mother. The catheter should be withdrawn as soon as possible after the procedure. In general, if a natural birth poses a risk to the mother and baby, or if a natural birth cannot occur, a cesarean section is performed for the expectant mother. The person’s abdomen is cut up to the placenta and the baby is excised. After the baby is removed, the umbilical cord is cut, the placenta removed, and the incision sutured backward. Cesarean delivery ends in about 40-50 minutes.
Conditions that require a cesarean delivery
- Baby upside down
- The child is overweight
- Previous hysterectomy of the mother,
- The mother has a disease transmitted through blood or a heart disease,
- As a result of conditions such as premature detachment of the placenta from the baby, a person undergoes a cesarean section.
After birth, the mother and baby must stay in the hospital for a few days. When the effect of anesthesia begins to decline after surgery, pain and tenderness begin to be felt in the woman. For pain relief, a very strong analgesic is given intravenously. The expectant mother should consume plenty of fluids and walk in order to prevent blood clots or constipation due to
surgery. There are some issues that people who have had a caesarean section should pay attention to after being discharged from the hospital.
- rest the expectant mother until she recovers completely,
- Excessive fluid consumption,
- take painkillers when necessary,
- take a break from intercourse for a month,
- Standing in a position where there is no pressure on the abdomen is a condition that requires attention.