planning a section x

Tanya_2004_69 - posted on 10/24/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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is planning my section an got my date now the 11 nov an really nervous any advise how to prepere ?

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Maria - posted on 10/26/2009

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Just relax. There's nothing to worry about. I've had 2 emergency sections for 2 very big babies, It was quite painless. Just a bit of pressure but no pain. It only takes a few minutes for your lovely baby to arrieve. I was in hospital for about 5 days. Take all the help and rest you can get. Walk around as soon as you are let it really helps. You will be a bit sore but nothing too bad. With regards to your wound try to support it when coughing or laughing by holding a sanitary towel against it I found it helped. Also after a shower I found using a hairdryer was a good way of drying the wound.

Rachel - posted on 10/24/2009

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as far as preperation - wear and take comfy maternity clothes with you to the hospital. it helped me feel ilke myself again the day after to put on some real clothes instead of the hospital gown.

trust your nurses and drs and they will take great care of you! ask as many questions as you need to so you understand what is going on - you'll feel much better about it when you feel like you have a little control over the situation.

Start stretching and doing exercises after wards as soon as you can. I wish someone had told me that, it makes things heal and get back to normal so much quicker. Even while you're still in the hospital you can start strengthening those muscles that get cut: while laying flat on your back gently tighten your abs, exhale while contracting your belly button toward your spine and hold for a second, then inhale as deep as you can. do 2 or 3 and then later on do a few more. don't do this if it's still uncomfortable or pulls though you don't want to tear any stitches. make sure you have the drs go ahead to start a full blown exercise regimen though.

if you have to cough or sneeze it will hurt a bit but hold a pillow over your tummy to help support and it doesn't hurt near as bad! gets LOTS of sleep, it helps your body heal. and eat beef - there is something in it that helps your skin grow back together faster.

Patricia - posted on 10/24/2009

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relax and take a bath tthe night before cause it will be a while before you can agan and out of all my friend s and such have had staples or stitches and have ahd problems or took longer to heal i ws lucky and my doctor used derma bond basicly superglued me i was out in 2 days and my section was not scheduled i give you credit cause after my section it was enough to convince me i was done after just one lil one im not strong enough to do it again

Claire - posted on 10/24/2009

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I have never had one, so no advice, but relax and good luck! Congratulations!

Tanya_2004_69 - posted on 10/24/2009

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i didnt mention i had a emergency section with my lil boy not so long ago but it was such a rush i didnt have time to think but becuz i no its 3 week away im scared cuz i no wot to expect im excited aswell tho xx

Jennifer - posted on 10/24/2009

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I has a section for my 1st child and will do the same for my 2nd one. The only advice I can give you is .....relax. Take a nice bath or do something for you.....
Remind yourself that right after you will have something precious in your arms that you will love more than you will ever know !!! Hope all goes well...
Keep us posted !

Lori - posted on 10/24/2009

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there isnt much you can do to prepare other than relax! the section isn't easy but know that all you will feel is pressure, not pain. if you are feeling pain, the anthesiologist will be standing right next to you to make it go away! you will be on pain meds to make you more comfortable afterwards. the first time you get up to try and walk it burns and its hard to stand up straight but it gets easier. don't over do it, but when youre allowed to get up and walk try to get moving! it helps to heal faster when you're mobile. take the help you can get while/when you can get it (as with having any baby!). and you wont be able or allowed to walk stairs for at least a few days or drive for, if i remember correctly, 2 weeks, so make arrangements in advance. congrats on the new addition to your family!

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