Practice Good Hygiene
It is important that you stay clean after giving birth via C-section, particularly when it comes to cleaning your wound. However, there is an old myth that says you cannot wash your hair or take a shower for a month after giving birth
Luckily, you do not have to follow that myth because there is no real science behind it. You can shower about 24 hours, or as instructed by your doctor, after your C-section.
Although, your body tends to be very weak and vulnerable after birth. To avoid getting a fever and cold, make sure your body and hair are completely dry once you are done taking a shower.
When you do wash your incision, you need to be very careful by allowing soapy water to flow down towards it and not scrub it vigorously. You can take a clean towel and gently pat it dry once you are done.
Take a Break in the Bedroom
As we stated earlier, it could take you 4-6 weeks or longer to fully recover from your C-section. Therefore, you may not want to get intimate with your partner until you recover both emotionally and physically.
You normally have a postpartum checkup about 6 weeks after your birth. While your doctor checks on your health, you can ask them if you can have sex again.
If you are feeling a bit nervous about having sex again, it may be best to share your emotions and thoughts with your partner. That can help you ease any feelings of anxiety and help your partner understand you more.
Other than having sex, it would also be best if you avoid inserting anything inside your vaginal canal until your doctor says it is okay. You ought to avoid using items such as menstrual cups, douches, and tampons until you make a full recovery.
Since you may have cuts or tears around or in your vagina, inserting foreign objects before these fully heal can raise the chances of you contracting an infection.