Healing After A Cesarean - For Mom & Baby
For many women, a cesarean (c-section) is necessary in a life-saving moment, or maybe you were convinced that a c-section was your best or only choice. Regardless of the reason you had a c-section, God's perfect design is still working for us, simply waiting for us to partner with it. Thousands of women are able to have a healthy VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) with the very next child. If you've had a c-section, here are some natural ways to help you and your child heal after surgery and optimize your health moving forward. If your heart's desire is to have a natural childbirth for the future, have faith. It is a very real possibility!
For the Mother Post-Cesarean:
Products for post-surgery pain
Product for emotions & hormones
Products to help the body heal from the surgery incision
Here are a few ways to prepare the body if you're trying to have a vaginal birth in the future
If you had a c-section, realize that your hormones and emotions might be off, so it's important that you're intentional about bonding with your baby through skin to skin & breastfeeding.
If you had a c-section for emergency reasons, there could be something going on in your body that kept you from having a healthy vaginal birth. We recommend contacting a naturopath for a more holistic approach to see if there are unresolved health issues going on.
For the Child Post-Cesarean:
By circumventing a vaginal birth, the baby misses out on the vital flora in the vaginal canal that was designed to help baby upon entrance into the outside world. In addition, anesthesia along with IV antibiotics are medical standards for a mother during a cesarean, and unfortunately, these destroy the good flora in mom’s body, ultimately lessening the chances that baby will receive high amounts of good flora even in the breast milk. Here are a few products that can help with this: