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C-section section before and aftercare. Jess Taylor-Shull Due September 18; 1 child; Killeen, Texas 3 posts
21st Jun '13

Due to medical conditions and a large baby I'm going to deliver my son via c-section. I was wondering what can I do to prepare for it to get myself and body ready? Also after care what's best to do while healing and keeping The cut clean and Cared for?

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50677 posts
21st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jess Taylor-Shull:</b>" Due to medical conditions and a large baby I'm going to deliver my son via c-section. I was wondering ... [snip!] ... for it to get myself and body ready? Also after care what's best to do while healing and keeping The cut clean and Cared for?"</blockquote>



Large baby isn't a reason....




They'll give you aftercare instructions

Projectpaige 4 kids; Corona, California 876 posts
21st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Hy'ska:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jess Taylor-Shull:</b>" Due to medical conditions and a large ... [snip!] ... The cut clean and Cared for?"</blockquote> Large baby isn't a reason.... They'll give you aftercare instructions"</blockquote>




Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 5707 posts
21st Jun '13

There isn't much you can do to prepare. As long as you shower regularly, it shouldn't be an issue. If you're in pain, don't try to be brave. Take the pain meds. In the long run, it's better for your. It might be hard climbing stairs for the first week or so. The first time I had a very hard time getting in and out of my bed. I ended up sleeping on the couch for the first week. You might want to set up a central spot where you can reach everything without moving much.

LittleTiger Due July 25; TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Florida 8659 posts
21st Jun '13

Day 2 is going to be a b***h. The surgery is a cake walk compared to day 2. It will feel like you are going to give birth to an elephant out your butt. Your digestive system slows down after surgery which will cause you to bloat. As embaressing as it sounds, you need to try to pass the gas and eventually have a bowel movement. Some doctors require you to be able to do both before leaving the hospital and if you dont, they will have the nurses give you enemas till you do. Not a fun thing to go through. A nurse gave me ginger ale that was heated up with a decaff tea bag steeped in it. I sipped it while walking the halls. It was the ONLY thing that made me feel better in terms of bloat. As soon as they let you walk, walk your heart out. Pack a case of canned ginger ale and a box of tea bags. Have someone keep making you the drink. If they have soup, order it for lunch. The hot liquids help so much. I cant stress this part enough.



Your doctor will tell you how to take care of the incision. Make sure you listen to the nurses when they teach you how to get in and out of bed. Their advice helped me immensely. I was so against letting my baby out of my room until I realized how much pain I would be in and how tired my DH was. Our baby went with the nurses each night while we were at the hospital so that we could get extra rest and I could have time to heal more. They know what they are doing :)

Jess Taylor-Shull Due September 18; 1 child; Killeen, Texas 3 posts
23rd Jun '13

Thank you both for the advice and the heads up about the bloating I will definitely Keep ginger ale on hand.