Your Recovery After Cesarean Birth
This six-page illustrated handout educates women about their recovery in the hospital after giving birth by cesarean section, or C-section, as well as home care. It discusses changes in the woman's body, activity, diet, and pain control following the surgery. It provides information about caring for the vertical or horizontal incision, dressing and steri strips, peri care, and showering. The document includes recommendations for going home from the hospital, listing activities to limit or avoid, and identifying those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately.
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