How to prepare for ac section delivery?

Are you about to have an AC section delivery? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Preparing for a C-section is much like preparing for any major surgery, but with the added bonus of having a little bundle of joy at the end.

Consult with Your Doctor

The first thing you need to do when preparing for your C-section is consulting with your doctor. They will be able to provide indispensable advice and answer any questions or concerns that may arise during this time. Make sure you feel comfortable asking them anything, no matter how silly it may seem.

Get In Shape!

Now more than ever, it’s essential to get yourself in shape. This means getting as active as possible – try out some prenatal yoga or swimming classes! Not only can staying active help boost your confidence levels leading up to the big day, but it will also help speed up recovery after your C-section.

Pack Your Bag Early

It’s recommended that you start packing early because let’s face it – pregnancy brain is real! You don’t want to risk forgetting something crucial on the day of your procedure. Ensure that all essentials are packed such as clean underwear (very important), comfy clothes (maternity pants could come in handy) and socks (your toes deserve a treat too)

Packing Checklist
Clean underwear
Comfy Clothes
Socks

Take Care Of Yourself

In preparation for your operation, ensure that each one of these steps below has been done before delivery:

  • Shave below; If needed
  • Keep fingernails well maintained
  • Shower or bathe using antiseptic soap immediately before coming into hospital
  • Stay hydrated throughout by drinking water regularly(ambiance🌵)

Trust us – It’ll make everything smoother in the long run(nodding head reassuringly).

Prepare Some Entertainment

Boredom is a patient who lingers around in hospitals. Spend some time filling up your phone, tablet or laptop with entertaining and relaxing content to make labor stretch by faster. YouTube 🎥, Netflix🍿 or even an audiobook will make the wait bearable (and much more enjoyable). If your hospital allows it you could also consider bringing board games or puzzles to help relax.

Get Comfortable With Anesthesia

Anesthesia can be a scary prospect for many patients. To avoid any surprises, become familiar with regional anesthesia (types used specifically for pregnancy) beforehand. This involves numbing from the waist down using an epidural(OW!) or spinal block(Technology level: Sci-fi).

Types of Regional Anesthesia
Epidural
Spinal Block

By becoming informed ahead of time about what to expect during this portion of your procedure, you might find yourself feeling more comfortable and at ease throughout the whole process (or at least proactively clenching less!).

Make Plans For Your Recovery

After surgery has taken place, recovery doesn’t stop when you leave the hospital(unfortunately!). It’s important that you have someone on deck to take care of both you and your infant while you recover-ask family members or close friends if they can assist.The first few weeks pose significant challenges so know which tasks require extra attention like feeding/burping/diaper changing(better start practicing!!)

To aid in healing:

  • Keep tabs on incision-scarring(gotta compare later)
  • Apply ice packs to reduce swelling
  • Take all medication as prescribed(Nobody wants complications/side effects/any potential risks!)

Above all things,get plenty of rest(with minimal interruptions) -your body deserves it!

Conclusion

When pushing out a baby isn’t viable (thanks 2021!), having a C-section delivery is still an option. While it’s important to remain mindful of potential complications, take the time to enjoy this time with your family and make it memorable in whatever way you can.

Remember that regardless of which direction birth takes all that matters is delivering a happy healthy baby and parent –this should be more apparent after going through all these preparations(BRAVO!). So don’t worry if things go off the rails(pm:long as nobody dies…) ,everything will work out just fine(as long as instructions are followed accordingly).

Stay calm (easier said than done), stay informed(make google your friend)and we guarantee everything will fall perfectly into place. Congratulations on your upcoming arrival!

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