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C-Section Questions-Getting Ready & Afterwards Kristin Lee123 Due November 12 (boy); 1 child; New York 55 posts
10th Nov '12

Just want to be clear there is no option in me going naturally unfortunalty do to a horrible induction and permanant damage in my birth canal from my daughter over 2 years ago :( With that said, all my doctor told me to do was to eat my dinner no later than 6pm Monday, and only drink water and light snacks until midnight. Then nothing cause I'll be going in at 6 for a 7:30am c-section. The Dr that will be performing my csec was at an emergency delivery so I just got the other doctor. I've been reading on line and really there's not as much out there on csecs as there is on naturals. So what should I do to prepare myself for the hospital, for home, for breastfeeding etc? I just want to make sure I'm getting everything covered, the good and bad!

Flower♥Child Litchfield, NY, United States 69238 posts
status 10th Nov '12

I have not had a csection, but I've heard several people say that a boppy is a life saver if you're breast feeding.

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 45417 posts
status 10th Nov '12

just make sure you have comfy sweats for when you leave that dont sit on the incision ive had 3 c sections and there really isnt alot you can prepare for

Christina/Chrissy Due March 31; 17 kids; Pennsylvania 8726 posts
10th Nov '12

big ol granny panties and comfy pants....
boppy pillow for sure
try to get baby to latch on as soon as you can, in our hospital you recover in your room with baby

Kristin Lee123 Due November 12 (boy); 1 child; New York 55 posts
10th Nov '12

I've got a boppy pillow and a full body pillow I'm bringing with me to the hospital and thank you for the tip on getting a quick latch. I had a horrible time getting my daughter up on breast feeding cause they literally didn't let me nurse her for almost 10 hours and gave her bottles. I'm refusing them to give this one a bottle.