Usually, you are advised not to eat or drink anything for around 6-8 hours before a C-Section. You may be asked to undergo a few blood tests and offered antibiotics during the procedure to reduce your risk of infection. It is advisable to avoid lifting heavy stuff or do strenuous work after a C-Section until you are completely recovered.
The speed of recovery varies from woman to woman. This may depend on various factors such as the type of C-Section or your medical history. During the first day, you might require help for feeding and changing your baby. Mothers are encouraged to mobilise, have showers, sit on a chair rather than a bed in the first 24 hours after Caesarean . Pain relief in the form of tablets is all what is required 24 hrs after birth. All pain relief options to be taken at home would not interfere with breast-feeding.
Generally, Planned (Elective) Caesarean deliveries may be preferred for women who find Caesarean Section more acceptable, have a clear reason to avoid vaginal birth or for those who want to avoid an Emergency Caesarean Section after long labour.
Led by a highly qualified consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, our medical team strives to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy for expectant parents.