About CS - C
ABOUT CS — S
The harshest critic of a woman's postpartum body is often herself. So, how can women be proactive about her recovery after a caesarean?
C sections are increasingly becoming a ubiquitous part of our generation of child birth. Now as many as 1 in 4 births will result in a Caesarean. Regardless if your C section was planned or as a result of a medical emergency, nothing can quite prepare you for what lay ahead on your arrival home, following the birth of your baby.
Whilst the care from both the NHS Obstetric teams at the hospital, and the after-care provided at home by the Midwives and Health-visitors, is second to none in ensuring that both the Mother and Baby's physical health and well being are in order. Kate remembers there being a distinct (lack of) guidance around her incision recovery and advice on what she could actively do to ensure the best possible aesthetic healing for it.
There was very little advice available and very few offerings on the market in terms of proactive approaches that could be taken to enable the best internal and external healing from an aesthetic recovery perspective.
With this in mind we wanted to provide a solution in the form of a kit.
We recommend that women start using the kit as soon as they are signed off by your GP which is usually 6 weeks after the birth
Silicone treatment strips
Silicone is considered by plastic surgeons as the gold standard in scar rehabilitation. They should be worn during the day for a minimum of 4 months, but up to a year for best results, underneath the Care garment.
100% Virgin Coconut Oil
A premium grade natural Oil that will not irritate an immature scar but can be massaged in to the incision area before bedtime to disperse scar tissue from forming. Ensure that externally the incision has closed and healed properly.
Sadly the 'mummy pouch' is something that a vast majority of us discover they develop after the delivery of a child via a C section. Essentially it is stubborn section of overhanging skin above the incision that is resistant to exercise and weight loss. However when our 'Care' suit is used daily (in conjunction with the other two steps from the kit), its creates compression across the area which can help prevent formation of this overhang in the first place. In addition to this, there is also a great feeling of security and support to the abdomen when wearing a 'Care' garment. As it also acts to strengthen core muscles that are weakened during pregnancy, which will aid in cases of Diastasis Recti (where a woman experiences abdominal separation).
Let's make bad C Sections scars a thing of the past.
The results we enjoyed from doing all three prescribed steps were phenomenal in both creating a near invisible incision scar and in combating the development of the 'mummy pouch' forming. We want to help other women and illustrate that they too can achieve these same results. We therefore recommend with the active and ongoing use of these carefully selected tools, women can be confident that their stomachs will have a far greater opportunity to heal faster, better and in the most optimal way aesthetically possible after your C Section delivery.