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C-section mommies! SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
11th Dec '12

I had my c-section last night at 9:35.

This morning I had the catheter taken out and I got up, showered, and have been getting up to pee all day. The spinal and morphine from last night has COMPLETELY worn off now and I am in excruciating pain. When I reach, go to stand, sit down, take a step, cough, laugh too hard, etc...It feels like my uterus is being stabbed and torn and kicked. When did this pain go away for you?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
11th Dec '12

Ive never had one but im assuming if you are in that much pain then you should ask for some pain meds.

user banned California 36390 posts
11th Dec '12

Two weeks but I was never in that much pain.

Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7203 posts
11th Dec '12

Congrats on your new baby. :)
If you are in pain, ask your nurse for pain medication. They should be giving it to you every few hours as needed.

JKR 2 kids; ---------------------, TX, United States 1310 posts
11th Dec '12

Everyone is different. My pain went away in about a week ask for some pain meds. Also try not to do much it only makes it worse.

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
11th Dec '12

Ask for pain meds
I felt the same way for about 2 weeks,it was horrible

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
11th Dec '12

I've been getting low dosage pain medicine every 4 hours because the first note read what the doctor wrote wrong. I've finally got the right medicine, but it doesn't seem to be helping. I dread having to get up to pee. :/



Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" I had my c-section last night at 9:35. This morning I had the catheter taken out and I got up, showered, ... [snip!] ... cough, laugh too hard, etc...It feels like my uterus is being stabbed and torn and kicked. When did this pain go away for you?"


Just keep moving. Walk as much as you can. The more you walk the less pain. I started walking right away. It was painful but not so much I couldn't function. Make sure to ask for some prune and apple juice, mix the two and pound as many as you can. The constipation will be much worse than the pain you are in right now!



If you keep moving, your pain should be tolorable tomorrow. I was making up the guest bed for my mom when my twins were 4 days old with no pain and with my son, I was out of the hospital on the second day going about my regular routine with the 2yr old twins and my son. Of course, you can't "over do it" or you will open the incision. However, you should be able to resume to semi normal activities.

Renegade♥ 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indian Rocks Beach, FL, United States 5471 posts
11th Dec '12

they gave me pain meds the whole time i was in the hospital and some to take home. i stopped taking the meds at like 2 weeks pp. i had ripped thou so i was still in pain.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
11th Dec '12

Mine never seemed so bad, but the nurses were giving me motrin and... something else? It knocked most of the pain out. Within maybe 3-5 days I stopped taking my pain meds as often. By my 3 week checkup I felt pretty normal.

It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13* 19 kids; Kyle, Texas 4244 posts
11th Dec '12

Mine lasted about three weeks but I had lots of pain in the hospital and told them what they were giving me wasn't helpin so they changed it. It was great cause then I could sleep better and function better.

Crystalblueyes 3 kids; Idaho 545 posts
11th Dec '12

I was home from the hospital 24 hours after mine. My best suggestion is stay on top of your pain meds and figure about a week or two for you to feel "kinda" normal. Good luck mama!!!

KRISSY- Due January 4; 17 kids; Tennessee 74 posts
12th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting susanesque:</b>" Mine never seemed so bad, but the nurses were giving me motrin and... something else? It knocked most ... [snip!] ... most of the pain out. Within maybe 3-5 days I stopped taking my pain meds as often. By my 3 week checkup I felt pretty normal."</blockquote>




Same for me

Pam mom of 3 35 kids; Reno, Nevada 654 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" I had my c-section last night at 9:35. This morning I had the catheter taken out and I got up, showered, ... [snip!] ... cough, laugh too hard, etc...It feels like my uterus is being stabbed and torn and kicked. When did this pain go away for you?"


To be honest it'll get a little worse as you heal. When you get the staples out is when you'll notice a sense of relief. From there is when the true healing happened for me. In about a week I was back to normal.



SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
13th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Pam mom of 3:</b>" To be honest it'll get a little worse as you heal. When you get the staples out is when you'll notice ... [snip!] ... notice a sense of relief. From there is when the true healing happened for me. In about a week I was back to normal. "</blockquote>




I sure hope so! I get them out tomorrow. I have this weird burning sensation all around the incision when I lay down or put a strain on my abdomen.