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Health Tip: Recovering from Cesarean Section

(HealthDay News) -- A Cesarean section is major surgery, and it's normal to be tired and have pain and discomfort after the procedure, the Mayo Clinic says.

Mayo offers this advice about recovery after a C-section:

  • Rest as often as you can.
  • Avoid lifting anything heavier than your newborn.
  • Take pain medication as needed and use a heating pad to help ease discomfort.
  • Inspect the incision for signs of infection, including redness, oozing or swelling.
  • Expect some vaginal discharge as you shed the mucous membrane that lined your uterus during pregnancy. The discharge will be red for the first few days and then turn a yellowish white color.
  • You are likely to feel some contractions as your uterus adjusts to its size before pregnancy.
  • Breasts may be tender as they fill and engorge with milk.
  • Many women will have hair loss after pregnancy.

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