What can I expect right after a cesarean section?

You’ll likely be able to hold your baby immediately. You’ll be taken to a postpartum recovery area, where nurses will monitor bleeding from your vagina and incision, blood pressure, and temperature. They will also massage your uterus so it will contract and shrink to its normal size. You may feel a little shaky from the pain medication. You might be offered ice chips and clear broth.

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