Faced with this problem, newly mummies ask a reasonable question: when can I sit down? Well, let's look at this in more detail.
To sit or not to sit?
The answer to this question is of interest to all women who have stitches, and it appears on the day of discharge from the maternity ward. Walking with a baby in the arms of the hospital is not an option. How to be? What to do?
In order to prevent various kinds of trouble, doctors recommend to go home in a reclining position. Your relatives should take care of convenient transport in advance and warn all those who meet that the rear seats of the car will be occupied by you and the baby.
As for the healing, it is immediately worth noting that the external seams heal are somewhat more problematic than the internal ones. The period of scarring depends on many factors: the individual characteristics of the female body, the regenerating characteristics of soft tissues, the scale of the problem, and the observance of personal hygiene rules. Therefore, the recovery process can last from a few days to two months.
For fast recovery, two important conditions are necessary: ??peace and the use of antiseptic agents. If earlier, after imposition of the sutures, the parturient women could afford bed rest for several days, today, when maternity and newborns are together in maternity homes, it is quite problematic to ensure complete rest of the injured area. Yes, and after discharge from a woman does not remain at this time, because it is all dedicated to the baby.
Creates a lot of trouble and treatment for the perineal zone. Constant contact with vaginal discharge, difficulty in applying and securing a sterile bandage significantly complicates the healing process of the intimate area. Therefore, Mom should do everything possible to help her body quickly overcome all difficulties and avoid complications. First of all, a woman must comply with the basic rules of hygiene: regularly carry out a change of sanitary napkins, daily treat the "battle wound" zone with antiseptics, perform washings after each urination and defecation.
It is very important, after suturing, to protect the muscles and skin of the injured area from mechanical stress. Yes, it is extremely difficult to do this, however, make sure that all your movements are as cautious as possible. Also, for ten days after delivery, doctors do not recommend women to sit down, as this may result in divergence of seams and repeated stitching of the rupture zone. That is why many wards of maternity wards are equipped with special tables that allow the woman in bed to lie down while standing or lying down. Besides, it is important for women that the first two days after giving birth exclude flour products and cereals from the nutritious diet in order to delay the defecation process as much as possible, without thereby injuring the cross-linking zone.
But doctors do not advise to sit down until 10-12 days after discharge. And in the beginning doctors recommend for this use hard chairs, and only then - soft and comfortable chairs.
How can I speed up the recovery process?
It is very important to treat the crotch area with antiseptic preparations in the first days after suturing, and after discharge from the maternity hospital. To this end, you can use hydrogen peroxide, a weak solution of potassium permanganate or a green diamond.
If the mother is in severe pain, the treating doctor may prescribe pain medications. But alone to take analgesics for the removal of painful sensations newly mummies is strictly prohibited.
Often, women in the area of ??the scar develop puffiness. Remove the edema by periodically applying a bubble with ice. This will help not only to remove puffiness, but also to ease the pain for a while.
How quickly the seams are healed at home, largely depends on the woman in childbirth. If she complies with all the medical recommendations and follows the cleanliness of the injured area, then the process of tissue regeneration will go quickly and without complications:
- try to observe bed rest as much as possible;
- make sure that your movements are minimal and cautious;
- feed the baby only in a lying or reclining position;
- until the stitch has healed, adhere to dietary nutrition, this will soften the process of defecation and prevent the divergence of sutures;
- carefully care for the scar and observe hygiene rules.
What complications can arise?
On how carefully you will keep an eye on the purity of the intimate zone and process the seam, it depends not only the time when you can safely and safely sit down, but your overall well-being.
Failure to follow medical recommendations and failure to follow basic hygiene rules often lead to infection in the wound and inflammation of the scar. If you have painful and uncomfortable sensations in the field of stitching, then immediately go to your doctor.
The divergence of sutures is another topic that worries new mums. Yes, such an outcome is possible, but only if the woman was sitting, despite all the warnings and prohibitions of the doctor, or heavily stiffened during defecation. If the sutures are dispersed in the first days after childbirth, then the woman is waiting for repeated stitching of soft tissues. If the edges of the wound managed to heal, then the doctor decides whether it makes sense to sew up new, or you can leave everything as it is.