Signs of healing of natural and cesarean birth wound

Signs of healing of natural and cesarean birth wound

Birth is a physiological process, but it is undoubtedly a stressful process for the mother. During the first few days and weeks following the birth, the body undergoes several stages to recover from the effects and injury of the child. The length of the period depends on the type of birth, "normal or cesarean", the general condition of the mother's body and whether any complications occurred during the birth

In the following article, we review the most important signs of healing the wound of birth, and how to care for it during puerperal and other things that may help speed up the healing process

 

Birth and most important changes during the puerperal period

 Postpartum pain

After the placenta removed from the uterus, it left behind in the uterine wall. This is like an open wound. The uterus begins to constrict to return to its original size and position and to block the blood vessels in the place of placenta adhesion during pregnancy. These contractions come in the form of cramps felt by the mother similar to menstrual pain. In addition, continue for a few days after the situation, and may increase during breastfeeding, where increases the sucking of the baby breast from the secretion of the hormone oxytocin, which contributes to contractions of the uterus

 

 Blood and secretions

This open wound takes place in the site of placenta adhesion 10-14 days ago to fully fit. During this period, you will notice heavy menstrual bleeding, which gradually decreases as the wound becomes correlated and the color of the discharge becomes dark or pink. The secretion of the secretions from red to brown or pink indicates that the wound is healing and that the uterus contract normally enough to stop bleeding

 

Non-change of blood color after the fourth day of puberty may indicate inflammation of the wound site, lack of contractions of the uterus with sufficient efficiency, or the presence of objects "stuck as placenta" that prevent the closure of the wound completely, which requires a visit to the doctor for reassurance and follow-up

 

 

 

Types of birth wounds

Whether born naturally or Caesarean, there will probably be a wound that needs to heal. Natural birth causes a wound called a "perineal incision", a small incision made in the perineum (vaginal area) to widen the opening of the vagina when the head of the dough is removed. It is then sewn with threads from the body and absorbed for several weeks

 

In the first few days, you may feel pain or burning in the stitches position, especially when urinating. This is normal and I am not worried about it

 

If Caesarean delivery is performed, there will be a normal abdominal wound; a transverse upper pubic wound in the lower abdomen.

The abdominal wound takes longer to heal - four to six weeks - and may be sewn with a soluble thread absorbed by the body or sewn with an insoluble thread that removed after five days of delivery

 

  Signs of wound healing

The cesarean section usually takes two weeks to heal in its superficial layers. After that period, the absorbable sutures completely melted or the doctor removed the stitches made of non-melt yarns or sterile street. The two sides of the skin completely joined, and no excretions or pus removed from the wound

 

However, the healing of the entire birth wound and the healing of the deep layers takes an additional four weeks. The color of the wound then changes to red or purple. This color is quite natural, may remain for six months before disappearing, and replaced with a white line only. Wound elevation from the skin level for a large distance or an enlarged wound in the weave requires a referral to the doctor

 

After 6 weeks, the birth wound is only 95% effective and requires a period of not less than 3 months to complete 100%. During this period it is recommended to avoid violent exercise, abdominal pressure, and lifting of heavy objects to avoid any a hernia

 

For the natural wound of the child, specifically, the wounds of the perineal incision made by the doctor himself did not have any complications, and not caused by the rupture of the perineum during childbirth takes up to 14 days, which is approximately the same as any normal wound to heal

 

However, it can also take up to six weeks for the stitches to fall down and the wound to be completed and to be able to stand, sit and practice your activities normally

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