Nearly 1 in 3 women will have their babies delivered through a cesarean section, so it has become more and more important to know the ins and outs of the procedure. There are many things a new mother can do to help the healing process right after undergoing a C-section.
We at Bright Side always want to give a hand to new mothers and parents out there, so we’re sharing what you should do after undergoing a C-section.
1. Take probiotics and eat fermented food
Antibiotics given to a mother during surgery can impact the healthy bacteria in the gut. Because of this, a C-section mother should ask her doctor about probiotics, or live bacteria, to help restore healthy gut flora. This can help improve immunity and even prevent diarrhea. Fermented food can also have similar benefits.
2. Go for walks
Once your doctor allows you to start exercising, take short walks for about 30 minutes at a time. Walking can release gas, increase circulation, reduce the risk for blood clots, improve bowel functions, and help the body to recover. In some cases, a mother might be recommended to go for short walks as soon as her first day back home.
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