Tips for taking care of your incision include:
- You will probably be able to shower and pat the incision dry.
- Watch your incision for signs of infection. These include redness that gets worse or fluid draining from it.
- Hold a pillow against the incision when you get up from a lying or sitting position. Also do this when you laugh or cough.
- Avoid heavy lifting. Don’t lift anything heavier than your baby until your healthcare provider tells you otherwise.