C-section tomorrow

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C-section tomorrow
Mon, 09-01-2008 - 11:57pm

So I'm having my c-section tomorrow (sept 2) at 4:30pm. This will be the first for me. I have just hit the point where I can't eat or drink anything until the day after surgery. I was just wondering if anyone had any last words of advice.

I will post a birth story along wiht pictures. Thanks for all the advice up until this point. It has really been helpful.

Thank you!


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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 09-02-2008 - 12:37am

I wish you much luck, a very uncomplicated birth and recovery and a healthy happy baby. I have no further advise, just rest or try to. The best advice i can come up with is take your post op pain meds on a strict schedule, have someone wake you up if you are sleeping, don't deviate from the schedule as this causes peaks and valleys in your pain and will make recovery just that much harder. I personally was on a 3.5 hour time schedule and it worked great for my 2nd c.

Looking forward to hearing all about your birth when you are up to it. Take care and rest up.


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Tue, 09-02-2008 - 2:18am

I dont have any great words of wisdom but I would like to wish you good luck tomorrow. I will pray everything goes as perfect as can be.I cant wait to read your birth story and see the pictures of you new baby.

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Tue, 09-02-2008 - 9:11am

Congrats. I have no advice besides rest today as much as possible. I would also get up & move as much as possible as soon as possible afterwards.

Hope you have a nice relaxing day & an uneventful c-section. I cant wait to read your birth story & see pics of your LO.



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Registered: 08-13-2006
Tue, 09-02-2008 - 2:08pm

Don't forget to get your husband or so to bring the camera into the operating room...you'd be surprised how many people don't.

Take your pain meds before you REALLY need them...as soon as the spinal starts wearing off and you start to feel uncomfortable, and then on a regular schedule.

Try to get some sleep (yeah, right!)

Most of all, go in with an open mind, try to relax, and enjoy the experience, and congratulations!!!!!!!


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Tue, 09-02-2008 - 11:08pm
Laura - I am late, but I wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you!!


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Registered: 08-01-2008
Thu, 09-11-2008 - 5:34pm

My 1st was breach so I had a c-section. The risk of a v-bac isn't worth it to me. I had a fantastic experience with my c-section, and am choosing to have my 2nd that way.

best advice..

Don't over do it. Take it easy. Stay ahead of the pain.