Wax the top of your bikini line before your c-section
If you do: The hair will take a few weeks to grow back – by which time the wound will of healed and you can deal with hairs that are ingrown or infected.
If you don’t: The hair will grow back in a few days while the wound is still fresh and cause it to become red and itchy. You will continually examine the wound and watch the hairs growing at odd angles and want to pick and pull and you will have to resist the temptation….I know I have been there!
Dry your new wound with a hairdryer, instead of a towel, after a shower
If you do: You will keep your wound clean and dry and limit post c-section infections.
If you don’t: You may not dry your wound thoroughly – for fear of rubbing too hard. This may create a moist environment for infections to flourish.
I wish I had known about these ideas before my c-section – anything to help with the recovery.