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Mother remembers C-section horror when scar split days after the birth

Mel Bremner, pictured with newborn daughter, Nadie was airlifted to a hospital after her c-section scar split open while she was in the shower.
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A mother in Scotland said she remembers sitting on her sofa thinking “Oh my God, I love my gut,” after her c-section scar split, just a few days after her daughter is 2011 born.

“Everyone asked me: “What have you done’? But I did nothing I shouldn’t have — I was just having a shower,” Mel Bremner, Aberdeenshire, told SWNS. “People think that the C-section is the easy way out. It’s really not.”

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Bremner had to undergo an emergency C-section after her work is not entitled to claim. Her daughter, Nadie was born healthy on Dec. 9, and the pair were released to go home days later.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), complications for the mother can occur during a small number of C-section births, including infection, blood loss, blood clots, damage to the bowel or bladder, or a reaction to medication or anesthesia.

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The ACOG recommends that special care and limited activities in the hospital release, as patients are expected to experience mild cramping, bleeding or discharge for up to six weeks, as well as pain in the incision. Women are advised not to lift anything heavier than their baby, and to prevent lifting from the squatting position. It is also advised to avoid scrubbing the incision area, as well as to prevent immersion of the incision in a bathtub or swimming pool.

The chances of a woman that Bremner the type of injury, which is referred to as incision dehiscence, remains low. According to a 2010 study in the Archives of Gynecology and obstetrics, 1.2 percent of the C-section recoveries are affected by dehiscence. Patients can further reduce their risk of complications by limiting activities such as driving, lifting or performing exercises.

About five days after the Nadie’s birth, Bremner curved, while in the shower, which she says led to a terrifying series of events.

“I do not know whether I felt it or saw it done, but my intestines were slipping out of my stomach,” she told SWNS. “I put my hands underneath to catch it.”

Bremner said she called her partner, Aidan Johnson, who called paramedics, and covered her with a towel. The pair managed to make a graphic picture of the test before the ambulance arrived.

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“When I look at that photo I sat there and my stomach and intestines were literally in my hands,” she told SWNS.

Bremner was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where she had surgery to repair her wound. A spokesman for Dr. Gray’s Hospital, where she had initially given, declined to comment on the SWNS on the Bremner case.

She was going to give birth to two children, via C-section, without further complications.

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