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Just wondering, Mama Bird [+2] ♥ 2 kids; Michigan 2647 posts
6th Dec '12

For all c-section mamas, and emergency c-section mamas who didn't have the regular horizontal cut but the vertical one. As I do. Did they put steri-strips on it after they took out the staples? And if so, how long did you keep them on the incision? They said wait til they fall off or til i see my doctor next week.
Some have fallen off, and the cut is just so gross. And the ones that haven't fallen off yet, the steri-strips look gross and I want to take them off, but I dont wanna get yelled at by my doctor. Ugh. I hate being a hygiene freak about my body and cuts and shit. But any suggestions?

Raωkeℓ 1 child; Costa Rica 8257 posts
6th Dec '12

It was gross, but I left them on until they all fell off.

Liam&Xander's Mama Due February 28; 1 child; Ohio 1061 posts
6th Dec '12

i had a horizontal bikini cut, my OB told me i could remove them after 5 days. the nurses told me NOT to touch them and just wait for them to fall off, but i figured my OB knew more and just took them off after 5 days.

Mama Bird [+2] ♥ 2 kids; Michigan 2647 posts
6th Dec '12

they are super gross. I mean they told me to clean them with soap and water. I just hate them, they make me itch.

AndreaDanae 1 child; Port Washington, Ohio 273 posts
6th Dec '12

Lucky you my damn staples are in til monday.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 5761 posts
7th Dec '12

Yep after the staples were removed, I got steri strips. Some of them fell off within a day or 2, some of them were on there for over a week. They were a pain to get off too. The advice i got was to take them off in the shower. Make sure they're soaking wet. My incision was an L shaped incision.