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c sections and gas EskimoKiss TTC since Apr 2014; 1 child; Texas 11221 posts
16th Dec '12

Wow having a c section is a s.o.b! I will do everything in my power to never have to endure another one! Goodness the pain is brutal and im dying for solid food!I shake uncontorllaby from the pain every time I get out of bed to pee fuck this I will never understand anyone opting for an elective csec. I think im having gas pain im pretty bloated and cant mange to pass gas yet :( they want me to walk around tomorrow but I cant even stand straight god this is awful ...I need tips on passing gas please.

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11610 posts
16th Dec '12

Aw, I'm sorry, hon. A lot of people forget c-sections are major surgery for some reason. If you get to the point where the pain is unbearable then definitely tell someone because while the healing process is not supposed to be easy or pain free it shouldn't be something you aren't able to handle whatsoever. Complications can arise for any number of reasons and one of the first signs of any resulting complications is unreal pain (from what I've read and heard). Feel better soon and don't forget VBACs are more than possible!



Also, this is one of the main reasons I'm glad I didn't opt for or have to get a c-section. I can't imagine how tough it must be to heal from one. I was able to walk immediately after [vaginally] giving birth to my son and that was just wonderful.

Mama Charli Due August 8; 6 kids; Texas 6387 posts
16th Dec '12

my first one was horrible. If the pain is too bad, talk to your nurse. Also, I found that pushing my stomach helped relieve the gas. I also drank a soda & they gave me something to help me burp and...uhm fart... hehe. It helped alot...
But seriously if you can't bare the pain, talk to your dr/nurses

The Fantastic 4 2 kids; New York 6947 posts
16th Dec '12

I had 2 (emergency). My advice is take your pain meds on time! I had 2 different experiences. 1st c section I got Motrin and the pain was unbearable. I was in pain for a long time and constipated for 3 months!



2nd time around I got percocets! What a damn difference. Little to no pain. They also have me gas x, stool softener, and a small laxative. Try walking very slow. Only a few feet and back. Sit in the chair and don't laugh.

Rachel♥sJon Due March 20; 49 kids; Iowa 1596 posts
16th Dec '12
Quoting EskimoKiss:" Wow having a c section is a s.o.b! I will do everything in my power to never have to endure another one! ... [snip!] ... :( they want me to walk around tomorrow but I cant even stand straight god this is awful ...I need tips on passing gas please."


I know exactly what you are going through! It's been 15 months since mine, but I still vividly remember all the pain!! Ahhh, literally laying down, getting up from laying, and standing felt like I was going to DIE!! I was always so paranoid about splitting my incision! Eeek c-sections suck!! :( I remember thinking I would feel that way forever!! But I promise it does get better soon! And they say the more you get up and walk around the better it is.. Idk how true this is, but I guess it must be true! Lol Good luck hun, I know your pain!!

The Fantastic 4 2 kids; New York 6947 posts
16th Dec '12

Also don't try to push the gas out it makes things hurt more. It will literally roll out your butt. But that's why you need to walk to get things flowing in there. Ask for real pain meds. It really helps

Mama Charli Due August 8; 6 kids; Texas 6387 posts
16th Dec '12

OOOO and a water heating pad!!! made everything soo much better

Shanon Hutchens Due June 22 (boy); 2 kids; Seymour, Tennessee 543 posts
16th Dec '12

they gave me some hot coke and that normally helps..



ive had 2 and will have my 3rd in june. with my last it was so bad because my daughter was sick and we had to go in and out of the doctors and hospital. We were in the hospital and this was only like a week after having her and i had to walk about a mile over to my doctors office cuz i couldnt drive yet i still had stitches. i get to the doctors office and i had to wait 2 hours. i was hurting so bad and i was so pissed im like my daughter is at childrens i had to walk over here im in pain either reschedule me or let me see the doctor.

mamastj 18 kids; Ontario 245 posts
16th Dec '12

I've had two myself. The first one was a nightmare, I know how you feel! For the second though I was up and walking within 6 hours and not in nearly as much pain. I had a drainage tube in my incision though, they removed it the day I was released and that hurt like a SOB because it started healing into place. I was stapled shut, and there were about 18 staples almost back to back, I healed faster and better with my second section, which was a planned one (My cervix won't dilate past 1cm, so it was a must). Don't be afraid to ask the nurses for something to help with the gas and the pain, they will likely be glad to help. I'm allergic to codeine and percocet but I was given very low doses of oxycodone, which helped. Plus they were pumping tylenol into me every 4 hours. Just try to make sure that you have help when you get home, you will be needing it! Congrats!

Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
16th Dec '12
Quoting The Fantastic 4:" I had 2 (emergency). My advice is take your pain meds on time! I had 2 different experiences. 1st c section ... [snip!] ... gas x, stool softener, and a small laxative. Try walking very slow. Only a few feet and back. Sit in the chair and don't laugh."



My advice is take your pain meds on time!



Absolutely this!!! With my first, I refused pain meds when offered because I felt good... then a couple of hours later I was in so much pain. You've really got to stay on top of it as a preventative.

EskimoKiss TTC since Apr 2014; 1 child; Texas 11221 posts
16th Dec '12

Yea im staying on top of my meds it is getting better the more i move around even tho I HATE moving about the gas pain is ridiculous I wish I could just fart already bc I get a congratulatory meal of steak and lobster with garlic mash potatos and asparagus yum yum! Its the only perk to this hospital lol

mamastj 18 kids; Ontario 245 posts
17th Dec '12

I hated the liquid diet, it was ridiculous. I'm a carnivore dammit. lol, have you asked them if there is anythign they can recommend that you're not already doing to help move things along?

EskimoKiss TTC since Apr 2014; 1 child; Texas 11221 posts
18th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mamastj:</b>" I hated the liquid diet, it was ridiculous. I'm a carnivore dammit. lol, have you asked them if there is anythign they can recommend that you're not already doing to help move things along?"</blockquote>




Walking is what work the best and sleeping on my left side I'm feeling much better I'm finally home. I had so much trapped gas it was pushing everything out of my stomach omg it hurt like hell throwing up felt like I was being ripped apart dear lord ppl don't tell you this part about having a csec!

**Eryn Lee** Due March 12; Boston, 685 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting The Fantastic 4:" I had 2 (emergency). My advice is take your pain meds on time! I had 2 different experiences. 1st c section ... [snip!] ... gas x, stool softener, and a small laxative. Try walking very slow. Only a few feet and back. Sit in the chair and don't laugh."


Motrin? Omg thats horrible! I had percosets (SP?) but to be honest I didnt really use them. I got downgraded to vicodins eventually. I can't believe you were given Motrin. Trrible!

**Eryn Lee** Due March 12; Boston, 685 posts
28th Dec '12

By the way, my first c section was great. :) There was pain afterwards but it was bearable. Just felt more like burning. Everything went great.