If You Recently Had a C-Section You Need to Start Chewing Gum ASAP!

According to Science!

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A new study published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine found some pretty interesting things out lately! It found that about one in five women are diagnosed with a condition called postoperative ileus, after a C-section, reported The New York Post.

Basically, this mans that after having a c-section, a woman’s bowels aren’t functioning properly, slows, or stop entirely. Any form of surgery that opens the abdomen can cause this, not just a c-section.

Definitely not something a new mom wants to deal with after being up all night, though.

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Allison Cooper

Allison Cooper is a full time blogger at Project Motherhood and freelance writer. You can find her balancing her time equally between writing, spending time with her family, running, or sipping on strong coffee! Connect with her on twitter for daily chit chat and mama musings!

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