A lot of first time mothers are worried when their doctor mentions that they will have caesarian surgery for the birth of their babies. Putting their anxieties to rest gynecologist Dr. Shalini Tyagi assures that one need not be so worried about a c- section.
At present, the process of c-section is very simple. the patient is given a horizontal cut on her lower abdomen, the area also known as “bikini line” and the baby is delivered from the mother’s womb in about 5-10 minutes. Generally after surgery, a woman can experience pain on her higher abdomen for the next 24 hours or so, but afterwards, the pain generally subsides.
Right after the delivery, the patient is not given anything to eat or drink for the next 5 to 6 hours, and the IV fluid are used. After that, the patient is given liquid and semi liquid food. A catheter is inserted before the surgery, so that urine can drain out, and one does not need to go to the toilet right after the surgery, which is later removed, within 24 hours of the procedure. Thus, it can be said that c-section is not a very complicated surgery and thus you should not be worried about it.