C-Section Pain Management – Plan Against Pain
Did you know that women are prescribed nearly twice as many prescription opioids as men after surgery? I had no idea. Let me give you some information on C-section pain management.
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C-section Pain Management
As a mother I know how unexpected things can happen during pregnancy. Even if we are not planning on having a C-section it is a good idea to learn about different pain relief options for a C-section. More than 1 in 3 women had C-section deliveries; overall 1 in 5 C-sections were unplanned. With those odds, pain relief for C-section should definitely be researched and discussed with your doctor.
Knowing your options is important in any aspect of your life, but I believe it’s especially important when it comes to your health.
Plan Against Pain – Choices Matter In Pain Management
Choices Matter is a campaign to educate and empower patients, caregivers, and physicians to discuss pain management options, including effective non-opioid options before surgery.
A recent study has found more than 1 in 3 women did not have a birth plan. A birth plan is a great time to talk to your doctor about pain management options, including non-opioids. Studies show that 44% of C-section patients had more opioids in the hospital and at home but were less satisfied with their overall pain management.
Leading concerns surrounding opioids and childbirth
-Breastfeeding/impact on baby: 53%
-Side effects of opioids: 52%
-Fear the risk of dependence or addiction: 24%
One statistic that really blew my mind was that 88% of mothers had concerns about taking opioids during and after childbirth but 51% of C-section patients are prescribed and opioid. Knowledge is power. When you go into something with research, you can make the best decisions for yourself.
This is why I think the Plan Against Pain- Choices Matter In Pain Management campaign is so important, not only for C-section patients but for any surgery.
Visit PlanAgainstPain.com to learn more.
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