You cannot have an active participation in cesarean section as in normal birth. In fact, in cesarean delivery, all your contribution to the comfort of your baby and the success of the birth will be before the birth, which is preparation. Being prepared for caesarean section both mentally and emotionally will help you to experience a positive birth. In cesarean section, it is performed from birth. You may know in advance that you will have a caesarean section or you may need an emergency caesarean section during delivery. Epidural anesthesia can be performed if it is planned in advance, so that when the baby is born, you are awake and can hold the baby. However, in most cesarean sections, general anesthesia is applied. If a caesarean section has been decided due to a problem during childbirth, you may experience a feeling of disappointment. You may feel deceived by not being able to live normally. To minimize negative emotions, you should prepare yourself for anything that might be at birth.
How is caesarean section applied?
First, serum is placed on your arm, hairs are shaved under the belly and a catheter is placed in your urine bag and cesarean preparations are made. Sterile drapes are placed around your exposed abdomen in the operating room and your abdomen is washed with antiseptic solution. You will be awake at birth, a screen is placed in front of you to see the incision. Anesthesia will be given; either epidural or spinal cord block (both numb the lower half of your body, not put you to sleep) or give general anesthesia.
If an emergency caesarean section is performed, everything can develop very quickly. Don't let the hustle and bustle around you cause panic. As soon as the doctor makes sure that the anesthesia is effective, it makes an incision under your abdomen. If you're awake, you may feel like you're opening a zipper, but you won't feel any pain. A second incision is then made to the lower part of the uterus. The amniotic sac is opened and the liquid, if any, is sucked out. Then the baby is taken out either manually or with forceps, while the assistant usually applies pressure to the upper part of the uterus. If epidural anesthesia is applied, you may feel pressure and a withdrawal sensation. The baby's nose and mouth are aspirated, ie cleaned and the first cry is heard. The umbilical cord is cut off quickly. When the baby is given procedures at normal birth, the doctor removes the placenta. Your doctor will then quickly check your reproductive organs and suture the incisions made. Oxytocin is administered intramuscularly or intravenously to reduce uterine contraction and bleeding. An antibiotic may be administered in serum to reduce the risk of infection. Depending on the hospital conditions, you and your baby's condition, you can hold the baby immediately or you may have to wait. If the baby needs to be taken to intensive care immediately, do not startle. This is standard practice in many hospitals and does not necessarily mean that there is a problem with the baby. The place of surgery can cause pain for a few days, you will be given painkillers during this time. Movement does not open the place of operation. When coughing or straightening, you can lightly press the procedure instead. After two days, you can start light exercises. A week later the stitches are removed and after that you can do it in the shower. After a week you will feel much better. Try not to get tired for six weeks. In three to six months the scar will shrink thoroughly.