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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    A cesarean is a major surgery and many women don't realize how long it takes to recover. You are likely to feel exhausted and very sore afterwards and it can take several months to get back to your day-to-day activities. So giving yourself a really good rest after your first cesarean can only benefit you and your next baby . It is best to wait atleast 18 months after a your c-section before becoming pregnant again. The longer your scar has to heal, the better, especially if you want a vaginal birth next time. 

    In most cesarean sections, a cut is made into your belly and uterus (womb) just along the top of your pubic hair. It's called a bikini cut. It will usually healed  well in six months after your baby's birth. 

    But the longer it's left, the stronger the heal will be. And a strong heal may cause fewer problems over time. Start taking folic acid 3 month before planning next pregnancy.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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  2. User
    Hello Doctor,

    I had my first LSCS on July 11th.Right from that I getting pain under right side of my belly button.That had been decreased and coming mostly when I am trying to sleep on my left side.Can you tell me how to get rid of that?

    Thanks in advance
    • Hello Dear,

      Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
      The two main causes of post c-section pain are nerve pain and muscle pain. Muscle pain is actually the most common cause of chronic pain overall.
      Muscle pain can happen spontaneously; however, it can also be triggered by trauma, hormonal changes of pregnancy and delivery as well as the lack of sleep and the stress of caring for a newborn. You have many of these conditions for a
      chronic pain condition.
      The formal medical term for this kind of muscle pain is myofascial pain syndrome, or MPS for short. It happens when (for whatever reason) a muscle tenses and contracts too much, forming tight bands (ever felt a knot of muscle in your neck? That is the kind of tight band or knot that happens with MPS. The spasms cause severe pain by reducing blood flow and squeezing nerves. Even though it might be painful, muscles are meant to be worked. The less they are
      used, the less blood flow and the worse the pain will become. Muscles also shorten over time when you don’t move. Straining will over work the pelvic floor muscles.

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