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C-sections: Staples vs. Glue Megan Keyser Due March 23; 1 child; Michigan 113 posts
13th Mar '13

It's looking like a c-section is likely for me because my LO is still breech and also very large. I have been given the choice of staples or glue, which do you ladies recommend and why?

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
13th Mar '13

glue, you won't have to go back and have staples removed!
My scar is tiny, and at 6 weeks PP barely visible.

Snow Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
13th Mar '13

Glue/dissoluble stitches. Staples to me are so.....meh.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
13th Mar '13

I had glue with my first two & will with this one too.



No complaints. It started to come off on its own a few weeks pp.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
13th Mar '13

Glue for sure. I've never had staples but I've seen pics. Mine was healed perfectly.

Megan Keyser Due March 23; 1 child; Michigan 113 posts
13th Mar '13

Thanks ladies! Glue is what I'm leaning towards, and I'm glad I asked because my doctor prefers staples but said she would do glue if I wanted. I read somewhere that women who have a little extra weight don't do well with glue? Is that true? I'm not super heavy but I'm considered overweight for my height. Do you think it matters?

Snow Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Megan Keyser:" Thanks ladies! Glue is what I'm leaning towards, and I'm glad I asked because my doctor prefers staples ... [snip!] ... do well with glue? Is that true? I'm not super heavy but I'm considered overweight for my height. Do you think it matters? "

Nope, not true. I was pretty overweight before and after I had LB and my doctor never said anything about the glue not working.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Megan Keyser:" Thanks ladies! Glue is what I'm leaning towards, and I'm glad I asked because my doctor prefers staples ... [snip!] ... do well with glue? Is that true? I'm not super heavy but I'm considered overweight for my height. Do you think it matters? "


I hadn't heard anything about that, but I was way overweight at the time I gave birth.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Megan Keyser:</b>" Thanks ladies! Glue is what I'm leaning towards, and I'm glad I asked because my doctor prefers staples ... [snip!] ... do well with glue? Is that true? I'm not super heavy but I'm considered overweight for my height. Do you think it matters? "</blockquote>



My nurses all said glue makes it look way nicer. Cause I was shocked when I could finally see it and didn't even know glue was a thing haha

Megan Keyser Due March 23; 1 child; Michigan 113 posts
13th Mar '13

Awesome, thank you everyone! I have always heard good things about glue and I think that's probably a better bet than staples.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Megan Keyser:</b>" Thanks ladies! Glue is what I'm leaning towards, ... [snip!] ... said glue makes it look way nicer. Cause I was shocked when I could finally see it and didn't even know glue was a thing haha"


I didn't have the glue with piper, and the difference was amazing! I am glad I had a different doctor and had the glue, bc it made a huge difference.

ChristinaLynne 3 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29873 posts
status 13th Mar '13

I had staples both times and my scar is tiny and barely visible too

Backwoods 1 child; ........, .., United States 17171 posts
13th Mar '13

My best friend had glue when she had a c section last year. She loved it and she was in less pain. Can't even see her scar almost a year later.

r a b b i t ™ Somewhere, US, United States 27547 posts
13th Mar '13

I really didn't see a difference in healing between the two. I prefer glue though. The staples made me insanely itchy!

mommy_to_be90 Due September 2; 1 child; Panama City, Florida 49 posts
13th Mar '13

I had to have staples, glue and stitches with my daughter, and staples can be painful and really itchy on occasion. Especially when bathing, I like using my luffa and it can get caught on the staples and tug at them But other than that glue wasn't that bad, but if I had to choose I would choose glue, just because you dont have to worry about staples coming out or anything, and trust me they can I had two come out before I was healed and had to them put in again at the hospital. They were on the left end of my wound. And it was less than a week after I got them, it was scary especially for a first time mother who didn't know anything about anything and had a hole in her wound. lol.