Pregnancy Program After Cesarean Section?
Hi, I’m currently using an IUD, my first CS delivery. My son is 4 years old, the plan is to remove the IUD. And once but last year, uterine control. The doctor said my uterus is fine. what I ask, what kind of preparation is pregnancy after CS?? Because I was suddenly afraid of myself, afraid of the pain at the seams or the condition of my own body. Explanation please. thank you
Hello Maulidarf, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
According to some sources, pregnancy after caesarean section (CS) is acceptable, the recommendation is at least 6 months after you give birth via CS, or there are also those who recommend a distance of 18-24 months after the first birth. The longer the distance between surgery and the next pregnancy, the healing tissue that was injured by surgery will be more prepared and strong for the next pregnancy. Usually, Caesarean section wounds will heal within 3 months after surgery. If the pregnancy distance is too close from the first pregnancy, several risks can occur, such as tearing the uterine sutures, the possibility of a repeat Caesarean section will increase, the risk of anemia in pregnant women, and the risk of premature birth and low birth weight babies.
The preparations that must be made for pregnancy after Caesarean section are mostly the same as previous pregnancies, which must be prepared physically and mentally. You can also consider a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section) delivery method or vaginal birth after a CS, consult your obstetrician. In addition, preparing prospective brothers is no less important.
We recommend that, before doing the program to get pregnant, consult again with your doctor and check your womb. The doctor will consider your readiness and the risks that may arise during the next pregnancy. The doctor will consider your age, the condition of your uterus and reproductive organs, your general health condition, and your psychological condition. Preparations that you can do are to meet daily nutritional needs properly, exercise regularly, get enough rest, maintain an ideal body weight, and avoid stress. Here is an article about:
1. preparation for conceiving your 2nd child,
2. Caesarean section,
3. and will the C-section be repeated?
That's it, I hope it's useful.
dr. Sarah Rizqia