Why are my feet still swollen after C-section?
What do swollen feet after a C-section mean? Got swollen tootsies? Nothing to be alarmed about. All it means is that the fluid that has accumulated during pregnancy and during your C-section surgery is pooling in your legs and feet.
How long do feet stay swollen after birth?
It is normal for postpartum women to have swelling, especially in their legs and feet. It is usually your body’s way of getting rid of some of the excess fluid accumulated during pregnancy. Swelling may take up to two weeks to resolve.
How long does cesarean swelling last?
You’ll be feeling better so you may try to be on your feet all day which may leave you with what looks like a hot dog bun of swelling around your C-section incision. Limit this swelling by lying down before it happens even a few weeks after surgery. Swelling can be expected for 12 weeks.
When should I worry about swelling after C-section?
You shouldn’t notice significant swelling on your C-section scar. If you do have swelling on the scar accompanied by red or leaking discharge, call your doctor, as it might be a sign that the wound is infected.
Is it OK to lay on my side after C-section?
For people recovering from abdominal surgery, it’s a great option since it doesn’t put additional pressure on your incision, and makes getting in and out of bed easier. Specifically, you should focus on sleeping on your left side since this gives you optimal blood flow and also makes digestion easier.
How do I reduce swelling in my feet after giving birth?
- What is postpartum swelling? You probably experienced some swelling, also called edema, during pregnancy around your ankles, face, or belly.
- Avoid standing for too long.
- Wear comfortable shoes.
- Drink plenty of water to help flush your system.
- Avoid processed foods.
- Try to stay cool.
- Use cold compresses.
- Get moving.