Take Chinese Medicine After Cesarean Section?
at night,,, December 22, I was with my 3rd child, is it so that the stitches inside can dry quickly, do I have to eat Chinese medicine, is it enough to eat protein foods…rnThank you
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A cesarean section (sectio caesarean) is performed by making an incision 10 to 15 cm wide from the skin to the uterus to remove the fetus. Due to the depth of this incision, the healing process can take longer, which is about 1 to 3 months until you can return to your normal activities.
Need to clarify, what Chinese medicine do you mean? What are the ingredients of the drug? Was it prescribed by a doctor?
Due to the lack of information you provide regarding the drug you are referring to, we are not authorized to recommend or prohibit its use. However, you should avoid taking any medication without a prescription and supervision from a doctor. Especially, if you are currently breastfeeding your baby breast milk.
To help speed up recovery after a cesarean, here are some tips that you should do:
Breastfeed your baby exclusively (breastfeeding can accelerate uterine involution thereby optimizing healing)
Eat lots of high-calorie and protein foods, starting from red meat, poultry, fish, nuts, vegetables, and fruit
For 1 to 3 months after surgery, limit activities that are too tiring, including carrying a baby or lifting other heavy objects
Always keep your surgical scars clean
Wear comfortable clothes
Avoid smoking and alcohol
Do not forget, do regular surgical wound control to your obstetrician so that the progress of healing can be evaluated.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah