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Hospital bag for c section??

(33 Posts)
Excited2meetmyprincess Fri 23-Aug-13 10:31:03

Sorry in advance that this has probably been done a million times but just after some advice as I don't have a clue where to start.

I am having a c section so just wondered what I need to pack in my hospital bag? And how many outfits do I need to take for baby? All my friends have given birth naturally so we weren't sure if it was different with a c section.

Thanks in advance xxx

olivo Fri 23-Aug-13 17:49:29

Oh yes, peppermint tea was my saviour both times. First time, I also had such bad pain in my shoulder they had to call a consultant during the night, blush

olivo Fri 23-Aug-13 17:50:14

I took just one bag for both of us, a hold all. But DH brought me things from home as we wee only minutes away.

Excited2meetmyprincess Fri 23-Aug-13 18:52:50

We don't live too far away so I was thinking maybe 6 changes of clothes for baby plus a going home outfit and one pack of nappies. Then 2 pairs of PJs for myself. As if I have to stay any longer DH can always bring me more stuff. Xx

1944girl Fri 23-Aug-13 19:05:27

Yes yes to the poo advice!.
I last had a c-section 41 years ago and in those far off days no one told you anything.I did not poo for a fortnight and it was so bad I was screaming on the loo.
I hope this has not scared you, as I said this was 41 years ago when you got no advice at all.Take notice of what the other posters have advised and you should be OK.
I was pram pushing after two weeks with a longitudinal scar as well.But, no one told me not to back then.
Enjoy your baby.You have a lovely time coming.

r3d3 Fri 23-Aug-13 20:22:12

Liquid for pooing is lactulose. I drank a whole massive bottle over the week I was in and that was about right.

I had to ask for it though! Umm I haven't eaten in 3 days and now I'm on opiates, what do you think is going to happen!

PoppyAmex Fri 23-Aug-13 21:01:24

I agree with poster upthread about M&S granny knickers - they're fab for this purpose and accommodate bulky maternity pads.

This cooling spray was one of the best things I took with me the first time. The post-natal ward was horrendously hot and I had to stay 3 nights.

I also took Peppermint Oil (put some drops in your drinks) to prevent the dreaded gas, but didn't have problems with that - not sure the oil had anything to do with it.

BikeRunSki Fri 23-Aug-13 23:22:41

First poo post section.can be alarming as you will e straining on very sore muscles and skin.

DameFanny Sat 24-Aug-13 09:40:43

Um. I had no trouble pooing after my section.had the trapped wind - but I think that's more to do with the air that stays in you when they sew you up iyswim. So my top tip for avoiding problems is lots of fruit and veg over the next few weeks. (am vegetarian)

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