Will C-section Or Drug-Induced Labor Be Used To Deliver Your Baby?—Maybe. Maybe Not.

When your pregnancy reaches week 43, a C-section or drug-induced labor is sometimes used to deliver your baby. This will depend on the condition of the mother and baby.

If you must have a C-section, recovery takes longer than vaginal birth. Here are some C-section recovery tips to help you as quickly as possible:

  • Rest and sleep—Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night, nap, take easy walks.
  • Use a belly band—C-section binders function to keep your abdominal musculature supported.
  • Hydrate—Fluids keep organs healthy, body moving, and constipation at bay.
  • Do Self-care—Do some good things for yourself, ask for help and accept it.
  • Talk through stuff—If you feel sad, angry, helpless or hopeless discuss these feelings with your doctor, and come up with a plan towards regaining your health back.