How to Support Your Belly After a C-section

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by Penny Simkin, PT; et al

Helpful Information: How to Support Your Belly After a C-section

When you first get up after a cesarean, it may feel as though your belly is sagging and needs support. It may even feel as though your insides are shifting around. Your belly may hurt whenever you change positions, cough, or laugh. To support the area during these times or whenever you need comfort, try using your hand, a pillow, or a rolled-up towel to press gently against your incision area.

Excerpted from: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide, Fourth Edition

© copyright Parent Trust for Washington Children with permission from its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

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