Caesarean section is the process of removing the baby from the mother's womb with a surgical operation by making an incision of approximately 10-15 cm in the mother's uterus up to the placenta. During this time, general or local anesthesia is applied to the expectant mother. Since the stomach and intestines of the expectant mother who will have a cesarean section must be empty, she cannot eat or drink anything for 6-7 hours before birth. He is sent to the toilet for the last time before going into surgery.
A catheter is inserted into the expectant mother. The catheter should be removed as soon as possible after the procedure. In general, if normal birth poses a risk for the mother and baby or if normal birth cannot occur, a cesarean section is performed for the expectant mother. The person's abdomen is incised down to the placenta and the baby is removed. Once the baby is removed, the umbilical cord is cut, the placenta is removed, and the incision is stitched back. Cesarean birth ends in approximately 40-50 minutes.
Situations requiring cesarean birth
- baby head down
- child is overweight
- The mother has had a hysterectomy before,
- If the mother has a blood-borne disease or heart disease,
- As a result of situations such as premature separation of the placenta from the baby, the person undergoes a cesarean section.
After birth, the mother and baby need to stay in the hospital for a few days. After the surgery, when the effect of anesthesia begins to wear off, the woman begins to feel pain and sensitivity. A very strong analgesic is given intravenously to relieve pain. The expectant mother should drink plenty of fluids and walk to prevent blood clots or surgery-related constipation.
Operation. There are some things that people who have had a cesarean section should pay attention to after being discharged from the hospital.
- Letting the expectant mother rest until she fully recovers,
- excessive fluid consumption,
- Taking painkillers when necessary,
- taking a break from sexual intercourse for a month,
- It is important to be careful to stay in a position that does not put pressure on the abdominal area.