Enhanced Recovery Canada™ (ERC) resources for patients undergoing cesarean delivery explain what you can do before your surgery, at the hospital and at home to heal better and safely. These resources include instructions on things like eating and drinking, physical activity and controlling your pain and nausea.
Watch the animated video (available in 16 languages)
A cesarean delivery is a surgery. Your baby is delivered through a cut in your abdomen, usually called an incision. A cesarean delivery is commonly called a c-section.
You may be having a planned cesarean delivery because:
There are three important periods of time during your surgery journey. The time before your cesarean delivery, at the hospital, and back at home. You can participate in your own health and care at each time.
Our patient booklet and animated resource are designed to help you navigate all three of these periods of time so that you can feel better and recover faster. They offer evidence-informed guidance that can reduce complications after surgery and the length of time you stay in the hospital. They can also make your experience in the health system better, helping you work as a team member with your healthcare providers.