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How to deal with various health problems after C-section delivery

Date: 16 Feb 2016   Posted By: Kiran     Group: Doctors    Category: Women   

I have heard that several issues arise after cesarean delivery. What are those issues? Two years ago I delivered a baby through C-section and after 5-6 months I am experiencing various problems like body pain, joint pain, shoulder pain etc. Also I have developed belly bulge which is not ready to disappear totally even after 2 years of delivery. What are the ways to cut off extra fat accumulated on the belly part and how to tackle with pain across various parts of the body?

Having joint pains and belly fat after a C-section delivery? Quickly get expert advice on how to treat various health problems arising from a C-section delivery.

Author: Seema Shah    18 Feb 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Even I had a C Section. I too faced belly fat issue, not because of C section but because of pregnancy. You will have to exercise and gradually reduce belly fat.
I feel that the body pain may be due to some other issue. Have proper food and exercise.
If the pain persists, do show to the doctor.

Author: [Anonymous]    19 Feb 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

After delivery, mother needs extra care in all terms, does not matters whether it C section or normal.
C section needs to take care of stitches till it dry.

The body pain you are facing, is may be due to lack of calcium which is common after delivery. You may take calcium supplements after consulting a doctor.
Regarding extra body fat, it is only good diet plan and balanced work outs, which can help you out.

Author: Juana    06 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

Since caesarean deliveries are intrusive new mothers focus on healing of the post delivery wounds. They cannot be blamed because recuperation after any surgery is mandatory. However, a caesarean birth takes more of a toll on women than a normal delivery, since they are burdened with the after effects of surgery and looking after a new born.

Women who undergo a C-section do complain of shoulder pain, but that is temporary. It is due to the trauma caused to the abdominal muscles during the procedure. It has been 2 years since you delivered, the pain should have subsided by now. The pain you experience is most likely associated to something else.

Have you put on excessive weight? Your joints could be getting stressed because of the extra weight they have to bear, resulting in pain. You may be carrying your child and your posture while doing so could be wrong.

Are you exercising? Flex your muscles, do some stretching exercise. This will help loosen and relax your muscles and ease the pain.

Is your mattress comfortable? Sometimes the bedding is the cause of these pains. Moreover Indian parents are known to have their baby in bed with them, at night. If you are doing so you might not be sleeping properly. The fact that there is a baby sleeping next to you might hinder the way you sleep, causing muscles and joints to go stiff and cause pain.

The only way to target the belly fat is through diet and exercise. The first thing you can do is change your diet. Cut fatty foods from your diet and eat healthy. Begin an exercise routine – start with walking, dancing, playing a game or whatever you can fit into your schedule. Keep at it, as the fat will not be going away soon. Don't lose hope, just keep exercising. Do exercises to tone your stomach muscles. The best workouts are crunches and push ups. However, check with your doctor before beginning a strenuous exercise regime.

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