Having a child by vaginal birth can have it’s own issues with healing, but having a cesarean section for birthing a child provides an entirely different set of healing requirements.
First you are told not to lift anything heavier than your child for a minimum of 6 weeks. This can be a challenge for the active mothers or single mothers who have to do laundry, clean house and even go shopping with their bundles.
Secondly there is the incision and scare that is left behind. This can be an image issue for some women, and a reminder of any problems that occurred with the birth of their child. Hopefully this isn’t the case, but I have to recognize it.
I had a cesarean section for the birth of my son. While I didn’t find it particularly traumatic, it was the second major surgery I had ever had…at 33. The first being the removal of all four of my wisdom teeth.
I was concerned however about the scar from the surgery. So here is what I did to help reduce the viability of the scar:
- Used Bio Oil on the scar as it helps to moisturize it and that promotes good healing and replenishes the skin which is super sensitive.
- Massage – every time I showered or bathed I would massage the scar. While this didn’t always feel good it helped break up the scar tissue underneath and now my scar is flat and well hardly noticeable. Massage gently, you are not trying to hurt yourself. I started this as soon as my incision was completely healed, about 6 weeks when you get your clean bill of health.
Having surgery to deliver a child is challenging enough without the image worrying. Trust me when I say that most men are in awe over the fact that you just gave birth to another human. And guess what…they think that’s HOT!
Massaging scars isn’t just for cesareans it can be used on all types. Massage promotes blood flow which aids in healing. Even scars that are old can benefit from a little massage…and MOISTURIZING.