DS was to be a scheduled c-section on Wednesday for medical reasons. We went to our state fair Sunday and walked around all day. Mind you I was 38 weeks along. We got home around 10:30p and got to bed around 11p. I woke up at 12a with my water leaking. Since I knew my doctor didn't want me going into labor, I woke my husband and told him "We need to go to the hospital. I think my water's leaking." He gave me a blank look and I repeated what I said and he finally understood. On the way to the hospital, he said he'd thought I was telling him I had to go to the bathroom.View Thread
Both my c-sections were horizontal cut and I had staples both times. I am not obese either.
I didn't feel anything when they pulled out the staples, just a slight pulling sensation.
Between my myomectomy and 2 c-sections, I've had three cuts in the same area and the scarring is minimal. My doctor did a bikini cut all three times so even if I'm wearing just my underwear, you can't see the scars.View Thread
I would have liked to have a vaginal delivery but due to a myomectomy that removed several fibroids, my doctor said I had to have c-sections. I wanted the rush to the hospital in the middle of the night experience and thought I wouldn't get that but DS had other plans. My water started leaking around midnight 2 days before his scheduled c-section so so I had it then. DD behaved and waited until she was scheduled.View Thread
I had two different doctors use staples to close me up. They were taken out before I left the hospital and the nurse put tape on the incision after she was done removing the staples. My doctor removed the tape at my first post-partum appointments about two weeks later.View Thread
After my first c-section, I had such little pain that I actually forgot to take my pain meds and 11 days after DS was born, I was given the okay to drive since I wasn't taking my pain meds. Rolling over in bed was a bit uncomfortable and obviously I couldn't sleep on my stomach for a few weeks afterward.
After my second c-section, I had minor complications with bleeding and had to have 3 units of blood. I was given the okay to drive after two weeks but overdid it the first time out and was laid up for 2 days afterward. I had to take the pain meds longer after my second one. I had heavy bleeding 3 weeks after DD was born and had to go to the ER.
Like pregnancies are different from woman to woman and even within the same woman, c-sections are different as well.View Thread
At least you have a cup. My doctor gave me a test strip at each appointment and expected me to pee on that. The test strip was about 1/2 cm wide and the further along I got the harder it got to position the stip just right.View Thread
Definitly need to speak your mind. When I had DS, he woke me up at 12a after only one hour of sleep. Almost everyone came to visit on that day and I was exhausted. When I was pregnant with DD, I told some people to come on the second day and told them why and they did.View Thread