Dr. Arindam Majumdar

M.B.B.S., M.S. (Gynecologist & Obstetrician)

Reg. No. 64861 (WBMC)
Consultant Gynecologist & Obstetrician
Formerly Senior Resident NRS Medical College & Hospital
Fellowship in IVF World Laparoscopy Hospital, New Delhi.

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Is C section or natural birth more painful?

But one of the benefits of having a vaginal birth is that it has a shorter hospital stay and recovery time compared with a C-section. ... Women who undergo vaginal births avoid having major surgery and its associated risks, such as severe bleeding, scarring, infections, reactions to anesthesia and more longer-lasting pain.

How painful is cesarean?

You won't feel any pain during the C-section, although you may feel sensations like pulling and pressure. Most women are awake and simply numbed from the waist down using regional anesthesia (an epidural and/or a spinal block) during a C-section. That way, they are awake to see and hear their baby being born.

Which anesthesia is better for C section?

Anesthesia. Most C-sections are done under regional anesthesia, which numbs only the lower part of your body - allowing you to remain awake during the procedure. Common choices include a spinal block and an epidural block.

Is C section safer than natural birth?

As a result, giving birth surgically is often perceived as easier and safer than labor and vaginal delivery, even for low-risk pregnancies. But in most cases, it's not.

Do they take your organs out during ac section?

In most c-sections, the patient's bladder and intestines are just moved aside - still within the abdominal cavity - so the surgeon can better see and reach the uterus. In rare cases, the intestines may need to be temporarily lifted out of the patient's body if they were harmed during the surgery and need attention.

How can I get my c section to heal faster?

13 ways to improve recovery after a C-section

  1. Take the painkillers. After a C-section, it's normal to have pain for up to two weeks, although you will feel better each day. ...
  2. Take probiotics. ...
  3. Care for the incision. ...
  4. Start walking. ...
  5. Eat right. ...
  6. Combat constipation. ...
  7. Breastfeed with support. ...
  8. Forget the abdominal binder.

How long does C section take to heal?

Get plenty of rest. A C-section is major surgery. Just like with any surgery, your body needs time to heal afterward. Expect to stay in the hospital for three to four days after your delivery (longer if there are complications), and give your body up to six weeks to fully heal.

How many cesarean can a woman have?

However, research hasn't established the exact number of repeat C-sections considered safe. Women who have multiple repeat cesarean deliveries are at increased risk of: Bladder and bowel injuries. The risk of a bladder injury increases to greater than 1 percent after a third cesarean delivery.

How can I relax during labor?

Slow Breathing

  1. Take an organizing breath-a big sigh as soon as the contraction begins. ...
  2. Focus your attention.
  3. Slowly inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth, allowing all your air to flow out with a sigh. ...
  4. With each exhale, focus on relaxing a different part of your body (see Relaxation Techniques)

What are the side effects of cesarean delivery?

Symptoms after C-section

How long do C sections take?

How Long Does a Cesarean Surgery Take? Though every woman's situation is unique, the delivery of a baby via cesarean may take as little as 15 to 20 minutes, with a further 45 minutes needed to stitch up the uterus and abdominal incision.

How do I know my c section is healing?

If you experience any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor immediately:

  1. Redness or swelling of the incision or skin surrounding it.
  2. Fever higher than 100.4 F.
  3. Oozing or drainage from the incision site.
  4. Foul smell from the area.
  5. The wound becomes hard or you feel increasing pain around the wound.

What does a cesarean feel like?

During any type of cesarean section (c-section) where you have regional anesthesia like epidural anesthesia, you will still feel some sensations during the birth. You should never feel pain. Though it may come as a surprise to many mothers that during the actual birth most women report feeling something.

How do you shower after ac section?

Often, just letting the water run over your wound in the shower is enough. You may remove your wound dressing and take showers if stitches, staples, or glue were used to close your skin. DO NOT soak in a bathtub or hot tub, or go swimming, until your provider tells you it is OK.

What should you wear after ac section?

Remember that a c-section is a major abdominal surgery that takes approximately 6-8 weeks (or so) to fully recover from, so take it easy! After your surgery, you won't be able to wear your regular underwear (not that you would anyway - hello, mesh undies and massive pads!), or just any pair of pants or leggings.

How long does it take for your cervix to close after C section?

But you can still expect to bleed for four to six weeks. A woman's uterus takes about six weeks to return to normal size and for her cervix to close back up. The physical timeline for a woman's body to heal "down there" is pretty much the same, no matter how she gives birth.

Can you be put to sleep for C section?

Most women who have planned C-sections receive local anesthesia -- either an epidural or a spinal block. This will numb you from the waist down, so you won't feel any pain. ... It's possible your doctor may offer you general anesthesia, which will put you to sleep, but it's unlikely for most planned C-sections.

Is epidural needed for C section?

Epidural: A woman who requires a C-section after she has gone into labor may already have an epidural catheter, which delivers pain medication just outside the sac of fluid around the spinal cord. ... While general anesthesia is safe for pregnant women, it's not usually the first choice, unless it's medically necessary.

How many C sections can a woman have?

However, once you have four C-sections, the chances of the condition increase to 2 percent, and if you have six C-sections, the chances are 6 percent. "There are long-term risks that a patient has with multiple surgeries," Chapa added.

Do C sections hurt?

The good news is you'll be totally numb from your belly down during surgery (and for a couple of hours afterward), so your cesarean won't hurt a bit. But some moms do claim to feel a pushing and tugging sensation as baby is eased out of their abdomen (especially if he or she is crammed up near mom's rib cage).

Is general anesthesia safer than epidural?

Both methods have advantages and disadvantages. Although regional anesthesia is the primary choice in most countries, it is still controversial in some aspects. ... General anesthesia has been shown to be very safe although it's less commonly performed than epidural or spinal anesthetics for caesarean section [7]

Should I have a natural birth or caesarean?

Evidence. Today's guidelines from Nice include a summary of the relative risks for mother and child of caesarean and vaginal delivery. ... These risks are for women who have not had a caesarean section before and have no problems in their pregnancy. They do not apply to all women, all babies or all circumstances.

How can I avoid cesarean delivery?

10 Tips for Avoiding a C-Section

  1. Hire your provider wisely. ...
  2. Hire a doula. ...
  3. Take an independent natural childbirth class. ...
  4. Avoid induction unless there's a serious medical problem. ...
  5. If having your baby in the hospital, stay home at least until strong, active labor. ...
  6. Avoid an epidural, at least in early labor.

What actually happens in a C section?

What really happens during a C-section? When it's time to actually operate, the mother's heart rate is checked one last time. ... A catheter goes in to drain the mom's bladder. Local anesthesia is typically used in C-section deliveries, most commonly in the form of a spinal block.

Do they remove uterus during C section?

Some women may get a vertical, or up-and-down cut, she said. After the abdomen is opened, an incision is made in the uterus. ... Once this protective membrane is ruptured, the baby is removed from the uterus, the umbilical cord is cut, and the placenta is removed.

What is more painful C section or natural birth?

But one of the benefits of having a vaginal birth is that it has a shorter hospital stay and recovery time compared with a C-section. ... Women who undergo vaginal births avoid having major surgery and its associated risks, such as severe bleeding, scarring, infections, reactions to anesthesia and more longer-lasting pain.

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