Heal the Children Month on May, 2023: I had my child through C-section 2 month ago what time will it take for my wound to heal?
May, 2023 is Heal the Children Month 2023. maytrailer1.jpg Current News, Resources and
I had an emergency C-Section December 09.
At my 6 week check up appointment with my Obstetrician we talked about healing and further pregnancies. She said each Doctor/Obs have their own opinions about when to conceive after C-Section.
This is what my Obs told me.
Your uterus wound is healed after 3 months but can take up to 12-18months for the scar tissue to gain strength and prevent rupturing.
My obs said that the pregnancy itself is fine, it's the labour process that puts the uterus at risk.
As i want children close together she advised that when my son was 5 months old she would be happy for me to try and conceive but she recommends to wait longer.
If the pregnancy is complete anytime prior to 18months since the last C-Section, it is an automatic C-Section due to high risk of rupturing. After 18 months my obs said there is no reason why i cant have a vaginal birth.
I am now 8 weeks pregnant, my son is 7 months old, i know at my first appointment i will be told it's automatically a C-Section for safety of baby and me as it will only be 14 months since C-Section.
But as she said, each doctor/obs opinions about pregnancy after C-Section differ. Check with your Doctor/Obs for their views.
caserean scar pain after 5 months?
Have you been over doing it? I know that's probably an oxymoron with a 5 month old crawling around! BUT...it can take up to a year to completely heal from a cesarean section, particularly the nerves. A cesarean section is major abdominal surgery, and with this being your second, it may take a bit longer to heal. Just be easy with your lifting, and if back to exercising, make sure you pay attention to stretching and warm ups.
The healing time before homeschooling.What we can do?
Yes, this is commonly known as "de-schooling," though I wouldn't think of it as a healing time so much as a transitional period.
***Have you had the experience with this "healing" process?
Yes, though I tried to avoid it. I had been a teacher and was horrified at the thought of no structure at first, but in the long run my pushing to play school at home just led to stress and burn-out for both my child and myself. I finally gave in and it was the best thing we could do.
***How does it work?
It works by giving the family time to get used to being home together again and give them time to consider the different directions they can take from here.
***How much does it take?
Depends on the person, but general rule of thumb is 1 month of deschooling for every year the child went to school. This seems long to people still wrapped up in school, but it's not really.
***How do you know that is time for you to step in and take the lead?
Judgement call-- but as the family gets used to being home together and doing things together more often, parents can begin feeling out more structured activities-- I wouldn't recommend going from nothing one day to jumping into a full-blown curriculum package the next. I'd say ease in-- it's not a race.
*** How do you know that the kid is in the "healing" process or just doing nothing and learning to be lazy and careless?
Just because they don't do structured school work every day, I wouldn't recommend allowing a child to get lazy and careless. Keep them active-- active with hobbies and activities, with the family, with the community. Don't let them disappear into their room and play video games for 4 or 5 months.
*** What kind of activities/schedules do you suggest while this process takes place?
Schedules are up to you, but I would suggest doing productive activites as well as relaxing. Watch TV shows together or read the same books and talk about them, go to shows, play Monopoly or Scrabble once in a while, give the child more chores and do things together, put on music and joke around while doing them. Take up a hobby together like scrapbooking or gardening or go-cart building-- whatever... allow the child some time for friends and some "doing nothing in particular" time during the day, sure, but like I said, don't allow them to take this time to disappear into their room forever with a Playstation. Encourage the child to take a class in something he's interested in at a community center or somewhere, or to join a sports team or something.
For parents, it's a good time to read up on homeschooling and re-evaluate their educational philosophies.