Bonus: How should you take care of a C-section scar?
When it comes to healing, many mothers might also want to treat and possibly minimize their scar. There are actually different types of scars that mothers can have and could impact treatment options.
- The uterus scar is usually closed using dissolvable stitches. The skin scar can be closed by staples, stitches, or surgical glue. Asking your doctor to use glue can help minimize the appearance of the scar and quicken the healing process, but it’s not always an option. Many factors, even abdominal fat and skin, can influence the doctor’s decision.
- Clean it using soapy water, letting it drip on the wound. Do not scrub the area, but gently pat it dry with a towel.
- Expose the area to air, especially by wearing loose clothing. That said, the scar should be kept out of direct sunlight.
- Ask your doctor if you can apply antibiotic or petroleum jelly.