During the cesarean delivery, a horizontal incision is made to the lower segment of the uterus which can cause a significant amount of scar tissue. This can potentially adhere the front of the uterus to the back of the bladder. This type of scar tissue can cause a restriction in movement and ultimately reduce blood flow to the entire pelvic area.
This can cause:
- General pelvic pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Low back pain
- Secondary fertility challenges
- Potential difficulty delivering vaginally with subsequent children.
After a cesarean has been performed and a woman has been released from care by their obstetrician, there is often little support and few resources on how to properly recover. The recovery process without support can be long and physically and emotionally challenging. Many women feel disconnected from their bodies, sex drive decreases, their sense of femininity decreases. Allowing yourself the space and time to heal properly is important.
You can begin the recovery program 6 weeks after any pelvic surgery.
You must have:
- Clearance from your physician
- Wound closure
- No active infection
- No significant pain at the incision site.