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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 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
13th Mar '13

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

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30921 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 Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 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 1 child; 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 Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 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 Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 28949 posts
status 13th Mar '13

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

Sweeney Todd 1 child; ........, .., United States 11531 posts
status 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 ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 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.