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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.

    To promote healing:

    Take it easy.  Rest when possible. Try to keep everything that you and your baby might need within reach. For the first couple of weeks, avoid lifting anything heavier than your baby.

    Support your abdomen. Use good posture when you stand and walk. Hold your abdomen near the incision during sudden movements, such as coughing, sneezing or laughing.

    Seek pain relief. Your health care provider might recommend a heating pad, or other medications to relieve pain. Most pain relief medications are safe for breast-feeding women .

    Drink plenty of fluids. Drinking lots of fluids can help replace those lost during delivery and breast-feeding, as well as help prevent constipation.

    Look for signs of infection.

    Check your C-section incision for signs of infection. Contact your health care provider if:

    The incision is red, swollen or leaking discharge .
    You have a fever higher than 100.4 F (38 C).
    You experience increasing pain around your incision site .

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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