C-Section Recovery Tips

C-Section Recovery Tips

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I was chatting to a friend about how incredible the body is from recovering from any kind of surgery.

But one thing I donโ€™t feel like you get much advice with having a C Section is what to expect & what you can do to help the recovery process. 83% of you said on my poll that you havenโ€™t done any scar rehab. I try to useย @nessaorganicsย before bed when I am not a complete zombie that & spend a few minutes to massage the scar area & the Pilates classes recently have helped me reconnect with my core too.

After doingย @hannahjohnsontherapiesย &ย @roxyfitblogย course the last 4 weeks I wanted to share their top tips for c-section recovery:

1. Rest! This is the most important thing you can do to aid your bodyโ€™s own healing processes. Ask for & accept help as much as you can. I donโ€™t feel they treat it like major surgery even though they say it is โ€“ with the focus being on the baby try not to forget about yourself too!

2. Eat well. Make sure you are eating protein with every meal & snack. Protein contains amino acids which are the building blocks for tissue repair & regeneration. Eating a balanced plate as much as possible to get all the nutrients your body needs (trust me I know itโ€™s hard with little time) โ€“ lots of food prep before the baby arrives is ideal!

3. Breathe. Place your hand on your scar or just above, practice breathing deeply into your tummy โ€“ this is great for starting to reconnect with it.ย 

4. Massage. Using some oil on whole abdomen in a clockwise direction (avoiding your scar until it is fully healed). Re-establishing connection with your core is so important after birth. If you donโ€™t like the idea of touching your tummy directly, try some circular massage through your clothes to start with.


5.ย  Scar massage. As soon as your scar is fully healed & completely dry you can start to massage your scar (check with GP if youโ€™re not sure). Start slowly & gently, it may feel tender but it shouldnโ€™t be painful. If it is stop. Place your fingers above your scar, push down gently, then move your fingers up & down & side to side.

Comfort is key, as you can see I still believe that ๐Ÿ˜† these actually arenโ€™t a set & the bra is fromย @bravadodesignsย & pantsย @tuclothing

I try not to look back at photos of how my body has changed, rather look after it the best I can now.

How are you feeling postpartum? ๐Ÿ’•โ€

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