Caring for my Caesarean Section Wound after Delivery A guide for patients, birthing partners and relatives

This leaflet is intended for patients who have already undergone a caesarean section, the information provided is applicable for after your surgery.
A caesarean section, or C-section, is an operation to deliver your baby through an incision made in your stomach and womb, usually positioned just below your bikini line. This is usually around 15-20cm in length. Around one in four pregnancies result in a caesarean section birth.