swelling ...

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Registered: 04-03-2008
swelling ...
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Mon, 12-08-2008 - 12:42pm

hello everyone,


I had c-section on nov 30. It was an emergency c-section as the baby was coming his hand first. They had to work fast , so there was a lot of pulling and pushing. Apart of a lot of pain I have developed annoying swellings. Since day 2 post-op my feet, legs, thighs, arms, and almost all my body is swollen.


They told me that it happened due to all the IV fluids I had to receive during the c-section, before and after it; and that it would take couple of weeks to get rid of them. I am not able to fit in any of my pregnancy clothes (!) and have to settle for PJs and sweat pants.


I wanted to ask if anyone had similar experience and when would I start feeling better. Can I do anything to speed up the process?


Thank you

Me (33), DH (42), DS ( 13,5 months , born 6 weeks early)

 

 

 

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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: flamingo2008
Mon, 12-08-2008 - 9:08pm

Welcome to the board and congrats on your recent birth. I'm sorry to hear it ended with a c-section birth, that must have been quite a shock to all involved.

The swelling is very normal but it sounds like it has hit you really hard and for an extended period of time. My personal experience with my second c-section was the swelling went away within a few days not weeks so I can't say the length of time is normal. I would talk to your doctor again to be sure that nothing else can be done for you and so that they know that this is such a huge problem at this time.

You could try limiting your salt intake and anything else that will make you retain water but I would highly recommend you talk to your doc to keep them up to speed with your symptoms.

Keep us posted.

Dionne

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Registered: 04-05-2004
In reply to: flamingo2008
Wed, 12-10-2008 - 9:16am

I too had a lot of swelling after my c-section.

Dina

Mommy to Danny (12/21/04) and Hayley (12/02/08)!!! 

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Registered: 08-23-2005
In reply to: flamingo2008
Thu, 12-11-2008 - 1:07am
Yes!! I totally had HUGE swelling with both of my C sections. It was about a week before mine disappeared. I hope that you're able to fit into some of your maternity clothese here soon!!
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Registered: 04-03-2008
In reply to: flamingo2008
Thu, 12-11-2008 - 6:25am

Thanks for all your support. I am starting feeling better every day. As far as do not overexert myself and stay off my feet. I try to rest all day and in the afternoon when my DH comes back from work we go to the hospital (as my LO is in NICU) and stay there until late.


The only clothes I fit in now are my pregnancy loose sport wear. Still a bit sore at the incision area and above.


I am so glad I found this board so I know that I am not alone with all these strange body changes.

Me (33), DH (42), DS ( 13,5 months , born 6 weeks early)