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Getting Rid Of C Section Pouch
How normal is it to have a big pouch of skin after a c-section? Is it possible to get rid of this?
Difficult to imagine: What you mean by big pouch. If it is a cosmetic problem, consult with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
The only way is to: Drastically restrict your caloric intake, please see a good dietician. ...Read more
I have a keloid from my c-section. How can I get rid of it, naturally? My c-section was about 9 months ago. The keloid was much larger right after it. But, I still feel a slight pain where it was (left side). I like to heal naturally through lifestyl
Hello.: Hello. Sometimes when people ask about healing something naturally, they mean without a medical provider's intervention. At other times, they are referring to avoiding use of chemicals/ drugs. You already received options from a dermatologist. In medical acupuncture we often perform scar deactivation and scar injections. Scar deactivation involves placing a ring of accunpture needles around the scar to disperse inflammation. The more powerful procedure involves injecting the scar with saline, Lidocaine and homeopathic medication. This allows the scar to become flatter, lighter colored and more flexible. However, the more important issue is that it decreased chronic inflammation from the scar. It can actually impact much deeper body layers, then just the scar that was sutured. The results can be quite amazing. ...Read more
Had a C-section a week ago & if don't pump every 3 hours my boobs get extremely painful & hard. Is pumping the only way to prevent/stop this? I don't nurse because he wouldn't latch on. Nurse said they were full
After a c-section when can I start to excersice to get rid of this belly? Can I do abdominals and things like that?
4 weeks: Most recommendations are to allow 4 (sometimes 6) weeks before resuming strenuous activity such as abdominal exercises. ...Read more
Had a C-section a week ago & if don't pump every 3 hours my boobs get extremely painful & hard. Is pumping the only way to prevent/stop this? I don't nurse because he wouldn't latch on. My nurse said my breasts were full
What did your doc sa: Say if u are not going to breast feed they should ahve told u that u need to get a tight breast binder and use ice packs and take Motrin and do not stimulate or pump your breasts as if u do your milk will keep coming in, your breasts will get hard for a few days and engorged then they will go down, there used to be meds u could take, but now there are none they should have told u that! ...Read more
Yes: Always a way to get rid of that fat roll. ...Read more
I have been raped and abused in the past. If I get pregnant in the future will I be able to choose to have a c-section to prevent PND and flashbacks?
Maybe: I'm not sure how things work in the UK. In the USA, some (but not all)) Ob/Gyns will do a c/section at your request in a situation like yours. However, you should know that not all insurance companies will pay for a c/section without an obstetrical reason. (This is a psychiatric reason, not an obstetric reason.) You will need to ask an Ob in the UK. Best wishes! ...Read more
Pilates is good: Pilates is a good form of excercise that targets the core muscles. It may help. If you are just recently delivered, make sure you talk to your doctor to see if it is too soon to start working out. Another option is to go to a local health club and get a work out program to help you get back into shape. ...Read more
What can I do to get rid of my muffin top I recently had a bby and my stomach is so ugly I had a C-section & my stomach is now hanging over the surgery it frustrates me so much what can I do about it?
I: I think that you can accomplish this with a good diet - eating less. Breastfeeding as long as you can. Getting on a exercise program with a good trainer, and getting proper sleep will work best. Of course getting your schedule in order, so that you have some time available to do these things is paramount. Mothers have a stressful, chaotic, sleep deprived existence. It will take lots of work, planning and courage to get control of this. You can do it. Best wishes. ...Read more
I think I have diastasis postpartum after a c section. How do I get rid if it? My stomach is poked out in my upper abdomen and I am 3 mth post delive
I had tummy tuck 3 years ago to remove flap caused by C-section, what non surgical procedure can get rid of fat trapped in scar tissue causing bulge?
None is effective: Bulge at scar is result of tissue laxity that developed with time and following acute swelling post op. It is exacerbated by density of the scar and adherence of the scar to underlying tissues that causes tissues to bunch up at that level. It is not just fat. ...Read more
I had an appendicitis back in 2013 and I under went suggery can this prevent me from giving birth naturally? ...must I under go a c-section?
Iron: Iron supplements should be taken by all women as they lean toward anemia from having menstrual periods. Vitamin c helps absorption of iron, raising it from 10% to 90%. This may help decrease the constipation that iron supplements can cause. Iron level can be monitored by blood testing. ...Read more
Is there anything to help ease the pain for an incision from c-section. Without using strong pain killers. Or treatment for fast healing.?
No: Although post-partum endocarditis has occurred, it is so infrequent and there is so little evidence to support efficacy of prophylaxis that this would not be a routine procedure. Depending upon the risk factors in a given patient, however, these may be felt to be greater than the risk of prophylaxis by a given physician. This is a judgement call by the experienced informed clinician. ...Read more
I am 170cm and weigh 58kg. I've had a baby via csection 10 months ago. I exercise daily but can't get rid of my 'pouch', what can I do to tone this?
Can laser treatment really cure the pain from amount fluids within the cul-de-sac on my right side after delivery by c-section?
Not sure: Please discuss carefully any plans you have with your ob/gyn doctor. ...Read more
Had my baby via C-section few days ago & breastfed a few times. My breasts become very hard n painful & he cannot nurse. The only that helps us pumping. I'd there anyway incan prevent this?
Please contact the: Nursery nurses at your birth hospital for the names of hospital- or community-based lactation specialists who can help you with engorgement & help your son attach to your nipple for successful nursing. In the meantime, try to relax enough to attempt nursing for a few minutes each side at every feed before you give him breast milk from a bottle. Do you have a boppy & a comfy rocking chair? ...Read more
Got Hemmorhoids during my pregnancy. Just gave birth via csection yesterday. What would be best to get rid of the Hemmorhoids?
Time: After the pregnancy, as your body returns to a more normal physiologic state, they should resolve. Consider over the counter hemorrhoid creams in the mean time. Also, ask you OB team while you're in the hospital. They can start something there if you need. Congratulations! Hope this helps. ...Read more
I'm 38 years old had past DVT 8 yrs ago via c section, if I wanted another baby is it safe or am I high risk of DVT even with treatment?
Yes high risk: You would be at significant risk of having another thromboembolism. The risk increases with age. If your heart is set on another baby you should seek a consultation with a hematologist and/or a perinatalogist before getting pregnant. You would very likely need to be on anticoagulant therapy throughout the pregnancy and post partum period. With this approach you should do ok. ...Read more
How to prevent extra weight gain during pregnancy? Is it safe to exercise or walk? I had c-section during first baby, this is my second baby
Pregnancy Questions: Of course it is safe to walk or participate in moderate exercise. I would bet there would be a whole section about this in your prenatal book that you are reading. Every pregnant women should have such a guide book for the times they wonder about all of life's various issues during pregnancy. I know every OB I know recommends this for their patients. ...Read more
I have a c-section, it has been heal for over a month. Can I use bio-oil for my stretch marks skin and Mederma scar treatment?
C-section scar: Best to see your OB/GYN to ask or see a term/Plastics to advise. I see no reason not to but you should always have a treating docs approval. ...Read more
How can one prevent from infection after C-section to avoid tubal blockages as it happened wit me in first pregnancy wit C-section no pregnant second time?
Pelvic infection: Infections following a c-section is an infrequent but known complication. It is one of the reasons why a vaginal delivery is considered to be the safest method of delivery as long as all goes well. Prophylactic antibiotics are always given whenever a c- section is performed. Even still, sometimes infections can occur. ...Read more