C-sections

Linda - posted on 10/24/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I have had 3 C-sections my last one in 2009 and my incision tends to get really red and raw and even get a little moist with a like infection bad odor to it. Is this normal?

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Alicia - posted on 10/24/2014

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Gosh i just had to have one because the babys heart rate went up when i was partially induced because the contractions hurt so bad and i couldnt breath steady. The second was my choice because i thought it to be a better choice considering i had just had a baby LESS than a year before. I was afraid i wouldnt have enough muscle to push once they had cut them open and it had been so soon. And i feel the same way, i was always partial to stretch marks for some reason and then i had gestational diabetes so i gained 70 pounds my first time around. now after the second i have them from my calves up to my shoulders literally, and i would give anything to have smooth skin like i did but i wouldnt take it back for the world. They are my world ♥

Linda - posted on 10/24/2014

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Thank you, Alicia Casell!! I think That's probably the best advice yet and I am going to try that bactine sounds more logical. I have the same problem with the skin hanging over the scar also giving it more of a way to get infection and keep it. Its sad really having to lift my belly to clean thoroughly and not so nice to look at either. I LOVE MY KIDS AND WOULD NOT GIVE THEM BACK NO MATTER WHAT but I shore wish I didn't have to have C-sections. That is thanks to my second born she wanted to come feet first and when they tried to turn her put me in labor and resulted in C-section, then my 3rd one was too big they thought he might tear my scar from the inside resulting in 50% chance of life or death for both of us which then resulted in another C-section, then my 4th they just said they suggested C-section so That is what it was. My C-section story in a nut shell lol!;-)

Alicia - posted on 10/24/2014

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hmm i cant see how that would help any, I've had two so far and my second one had kind of a foul odor when i had just had it but it went away about two weeks after. they used to tell me if it was getting moist or anything like that to put a light gauze on it to take in the moisture, but baby powder seems like it would just idk cake it up and infect it worse...if it is infected. idk if it were me at home i would probably end up spraying bactine on it and putting some gauze (especially because when im not pregnant my skin hangs down over my scar from all the stretch marks) and if i didnt have bactine i would just dab alcohol. but a second opinion is probably a good idea.

Linda - posted on 10/24/2014

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I have seen my doctor and she said just put baby powder. Not exactly what I wanted to hear but hey she is the doctor. I have tried that but I may go for a second opinion. Was hoping maybe someone that already went through it may have some better answers.

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