I’ve often heard that the effects of C-Section pain medication when breastfeeding are minimal and won’t harm baby.
I’ve also heard doctors recommend delaying breastfeeding for at least 2-3 days after surgery because pain medication can enter breast milk and is dangerous for baby.
So which is it?
And if C-Section pain medication does affect your breast milk how does it affect your baby?
The effects of C-Section pain medication on your baby depends on the medication.
For example, the use of oral medications such as Oxycodone* when breastfeeding not only cause infant drowsiness, it can cause central nervous system depression; even death according a drugs.com article on the use of Oxycodone while breastfeeding.
Now that’s scary to me.
Many C-Section pain medications used cause nothing more than some drowsiness in baby, however some medications offer more dangerous side effects for your baby.
Here’s a run down of the possible pain drugs administered when having a C-Section and what to look out for. Continue reading →
There’s no shortage of C-Section recovery advice among your friends, relatives and the medical community.
Even on the web there are lots of tips and advice available — and for good reason. C-Section recovery is painful, long and exhausting. It can also rob you of quality bonding with your baby if you let it.
One of the biggest problems with recovering from a C-Section is that moms often miss out on important recovery advice. Not because they haven’t heard it before but because they don’t take it seriously. They rush their recoveries and take liberties that often result in complications, infections and more pain than is necessary.
Don’t make that mistake.
Be serious about your C-Section recovery and take the advice thousands of moms and doctors recommend for a speedier, more enjoyable recovery that’s not miserable.
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Diastasis Recti is the separation of the abdominal or ‘six pack muscles’ that causes belly “pooch”
The separation is caused by pressure inside the abdominal cavity pushing down and out. It typically occurs in women who have large babies (over 9 pounds), multiple births or a C-Section birth.
For many women with Diastasis Recti the muscle gap often closes naturally, but for others it doesn’t and the result is the mommy ‘pooch’ we all hate.
But don’t despair; Diastasis Recti isn’t as bad as it sounds. You CAN reverse the condition and heal Diastasis Recti with specific, targeted, effective exercise that reduces the pressure and restores the correct muscle alignment. Continue reading →
Compared to a vaginal delivery there are several risks to having a C-Section, but did you know there are also C-Section risks for future pregnancies?
In other words, having a c-section with your first pregnancy could be risky for your next pregnancy.
Fortunately these risks are still quite rare, however my feeling is that with so many C-Sections occurring and so many women ‘choosing’ to have a C-Section it’s important for a woman to understand how C-Sections could affect future pregnancies, especially for women who choose to have a C-Section with no medical reason.
I believe it’s important to have all the facts when surgery is involved. Continue reading →
I’ve heard from and spoken to so many women over the years who are more than discouraged with their “poochy” bellies after having a C-Section.
Many of them are down right angry and discouraged that they can’t get a flat stomach after C-Section surgery and many of them have lost hope.
That discourages me as well because there IS hope and you CAN get a flat stomach after C-Section surgery, but it takes a complete program of proper core and pelvic strengthening.
There are several exercise programs available but I haven’t been able to find a comprehensive, complete program that focuses on combining the right exercises with teaching you how to choose the right food and develop core strength until recently. It’s called the MUTU System and I’m loving it.
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The best way to avoid C-Section abdominal adhesions is to prevent them from occurring in the first place.
If you’ve had a C-Section recently or expect to have one in the near future there are ways you can help prevent adhesions helping eliminate future complications and pain.
Here are 3 ways to prevent C-section adhesions when having a C-Section.
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