In certain cases, you might need to get stitches after delivery so you’re probably concerned about your body’s recovery, especially since you need to take care of your baby. You can help your body heal faster with the tips that we outline below.
Many mums need stitches after labour, whether it’s because of a caesarean, an episiotomy (the name for a surgical cut in your perineum), or a tear.
It tends to take between 2 and 4 weeks for perineal stitches to heal but everyone is different and you may find it takes longer. Caesarean stitches generally take around 6 weeks to heal, but may take up to 12 in some cases.
The important thing is to look after them and keep the area clean to allow your body to heal without any problems, such as infections.
If your stitches feel too tight or you think you may have an infection, let your doctor know as soon as possible so they can make sure everything’s ok.
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