‘Cesarean Delivery’ has been increasing gradually from last 30 years. Experience of cesarean deliver is very painful but sometimes a c section becomes inevitable to keep the mother and baby safe from the complications.
Causes of Cesarean Delivery
- The placenta lies low in the uterus and partially or completely covers the cervix. If complete or partial placenta previa has been diagnoses, a cesarean or C-section is usually necessary.
- Pain in the uterus and if your baby having interfere in getting oxygen.
- Breach position of your baby.
- If you have a late pregnancy or labor pains, which can be danger for both of you.
- Your are expecting twins or more, and the first baby is in breach position.
- The baby change the position very fast.
- If you have a genital herpes problem or any other disease like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart or kidney diseases.
- Weak uterus walls can also be the cause of caesarean because during labour it does not allow your baby to move down the birth canal.
C-sections or cesarean can be much harder in recovery but there are some natural ways to help you in fast recovery. Because this is the time you need to eat healthy both for yourself and your baby as you begin to breastfeed.
Best Natural Foods to Recover after Cesarean Delivery
Chicken Broth with Turmeric
Chicken broth provides several nutrients that are important to recovery health after cesarean delivery. It is also low in fat and provide energy for all of your bodily functions. It is easy to digest when your internal body distress with surgery. it helps digestion and can ease the digestive discomforts and constipation that sometimes come after cesarean birth. Broth also contains gelatin, which is beneficial for wound healing and for the skin and turmeric also helps reduce inflammation and heals internal and external wounds quickly. Fry 3-4 garlic cloves paste and 2 tablespoons onion paste in 1-2 tablespoons of butter when it becomes golden fry 300-400 grams chicken for 8-10 minutes then add one teaspoon of turmeric. Add 2-3 liters of water after frying turmeric powder and leave it to boil for 3-4 hours on lower flame. Take this broth 3-4 times during the day. You can add bread slices in it to take a healthy and nutritional dinner.
Fenugreek Seeds, Green Cardamom Boiled Water
Boil 1 tablespoon fenugreek, 4 green cardamom in 2 liters of water for 5 minutes. Drink this water instead of normal or tap water to help you out with belly bloating. Also reduces gas production in stomach and flushes out toxins from the body which could be harmful for stitches after cesarean delivery.
Turmeric Milk with Magical Seeds and Dry Fruits
Cantaloupe, melon, watermelon and pumpkin seeds will help you magically. These protein rich combination will also help to heal fast as it facilitates the repair of tissue and maintain the muscles post surgery. Turmeric contains vitamins B6, C, fiber, potassium, manganese and magnesium. It helps reduce inflammation and heals internal and external wounds quickly. Ground roughly 500 grams cantaloupe, melon, watermelon and pumpkin seeds. Now add 100 grams roughly ground dried coconut and 100/100 grams almonds and walnut kernels. Keep this mixture in a glass jar. Fry half teaspoon of turmeric powder in one tablespoon of butter for 8 to 10 seconds and add 2 tablespoons of grounded mixture. Again fry it for 10 seconds and add one or two cups of fresh milk. Boil it for 3 to 4 minutes and take it.
Semolina with Eggs and Dry Fruits
It contains phosphorus, zinc and magnesium which is necessary for the maintenance of a good nervous system. Semolina is also known for boosting energy and discourage fat cells production throughout the body. Semolina is high in fiber and makes you fuller for a longer time. The most important that Semolina is an excellent source strong bones and body muscles. It contains sufficient amount of iron which is needed for your body to produce more blood cells because you have lost a large amount of blood during surgery. Fry 3-4 tablespoons of semolina in 2 tablespoons of pure ghee when it becomes golden brown add two brown eggs, two tablespoon of grounded dry fruits (almond, walnut, pistachio, raisins and dry dates) , two tablespoons of sugar in it and fry it for 2-3 minutes. Then off the flame and take this nutritional breakfast daily for one month.
Nutritional Juices and Smoothies
Daily take nutritious juices and smoothies during the day especially first week after cesarean delivery. Drinking lots of fluids is important to escape dehydration and constipation. Hydration aids in smooth bowel movement and recovery from the surgery. Almond, dates, figs milkshakes are best nutritional shakes to recover after cesarean delivery. You can add yogurt, honey, skimmed milk, banana, apple, strawberries to make a nutritional smoothies.
Neem Leaves and Aloe Vera for Wounds
Neem is best natural wound healer. Water extracted from the leaves is very beneficial to absorb viruses and prevent them distributing. Anti fungal and anti bacterial benefits of neem leaves water not only heal the surgery wound and scar fast also best to cure the stitched area from pus. Boil about 150 to 200 fresh neem leaves in one liter water for 10 minutes and place it to cool. Keep it in a jar with lid and daily apply this water with cotton pad on stitched area softly. Apply aloe vera gel on wounds and leave it overnight.
Body Massage and Belly Wrapping
It is best to wrap your belly after removing stitches to lessen the pain and speed healing. Belly wrapping not only helps reduce pain also the uterus return to normal size more quickly. Take a little but soft body massage with few drops of almond and olive oil then wrap your belly with soft cotton piece before going to sleep. Next morning remove the binding and take your regular but warm bath.
Get Enough Sleep
The body regenerates more quickly during sleep and it helps speed tissue repair. Life with a new baby will be hectic and difficult, because it is essential for you to recover fully and be able to breast feed and care newborn.