Many women who are about to become mothers are not sufficiently informed by gynecologists and obstetricians. Yet they should be prepared for what happens, to know about any changes that occur in pregnancy and what to do when they have to take care of a newborn in need of everything. They need to know what will happen during childbirth and often inquire on the internet or by reading books or asking those who have already been there. Usually the questions are about natural birth, but no one stops to ask about the ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. There are many things to know about ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ, which no one tells women about before giving birth.
Expectant mothers ask for information on labor, the breaking of the waters, the delay, the contractions. But they do not think that they should also inquire about a possible birth that requires the use of a scalpel and the operating room. We are talking about a real surgery about which those who undergo it must be informed in order to have a clearer perception of everything that will happen before, during and after the ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ.
Don’t be afraid: if doctors have preferred this path, it is better to rely on their professional opinion. But asking the gynecologist before giving birth what happens in that case, perhaps it is permissible. There are some questions that we will give you answers to today. You will finally know 11 things about ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ delivery that no one usually says to expectant mothers.
- Who will be in the operating room with you?
There are many healthcare professionals in the operating room ready to help you. The midwife, the anesthetist, the gynecologist, the surgeon, many nurses, everyone is there to assist you and the baby who is about to be born. The baby’s father or another family member can also be by your side to support you at a not-so-easy time.
- You can listen to music in the delivery room to relax
You may be nervous and anxious while someone in the delivery room is thinking of you and wondering what music you would like to hear. Express your preferences sincerely so that you can calm down and relax. Remember the song that will pass the moment your child is born.
- You may not be with your partner or family for a while
They may be present in the operating room, but there are times when they will have to leave the room. Mainly as they prepare you for the surgery and then when they need to put the stitches on you. It’s all normal, don’t worry, you’ll see them again in a few minutes.
- You will feel pushing and pulling, but you will not feel pain
The anesthesia will protect you from pain while the doctors deliver your baby. You will hear movements, clicks, tugs, but everything is normal. When you hear something talk to your doctor who will surely reassure you about the surgical procedure.
- Vomiting during surgery
This is also normal and often happens, even if it is not very pleasant, to be honest. It is very common, in fact, even in the case of other surgeries. Talk to the anesthetist to find out what to do if necessary.
- Post-caesarean recovery
Once you have been sutured and cleaned, they will take you to the recovery room. A nurse will be at your disposal and she will take care of you, monitoring vital signs such as breathing, heart rate, blood pressure. And she will also check the dressing. She may possibly give you a pain reliever. When the anesthesia clears, you can try latching the baby to the breast for the first time. It won’t be easy to sit down.
- You will have a small bag that will help you pee
You will want to pee a lot, but you will not have to go to the bathroom, because you will have a device that will allow you to stay in bed without moving for at least 12 hours, as doctors advise.
- Ask all relevant questions to doctors and nurses
Never be afraid to dispel any doubts about the birth, the surgery, the care of the baby. Any questions that run through your head must be answered in the hospital.
- Get up as fast as possible
It will hurt a little, you will have pain everywhere, but the sooner you try to get up, the sooner you can recover. In this way you can also expel the gases that are generated during the surgery and cause discomfort in the abdomen.
- How to remove the bandage
In the hospital you will have a bandage on your abdomen that the nurses change you, but when you get home what do you have to do? It is the healthcare professionals who have to give you the directions, but it usually takes place for a week after the surgery, not exactly the best of comfort, to be honest.
- Always ask for help
Surgery can be traumatic, especially if you weren’t ready. If you experience it as an event that does not belong to you and you find it difficult to perceive it as normal, ask for psychological help.