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packing for a cesarian

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YvonneMarie Mon 27-Jun-11 08:33:22

Hi all. I'm due to go in for a cesarian soon as how long my baby is apparently very big (gestational diabeties). I know this leads to a longer hospital stay. So I wanted to ask everyone who'se had a cesarian:
How long are you in for
How many baby outfits do you need in that time?

Thanks in advance.

BikeRunSki Mon 27-Jun-11 08:47:34

I was in for a week. Hopsital policy to keep c section ladies in for 4 days, but by then DS needed to stay in. I think I took 4 vests and 4 sleepsuits, but DH bought in fresh clean ones every day - clean nighties and clothes for me too.

The thing to remember is that you won;t shrink back to normal size straight away, so you will need maternity clothes to go home in. But also "under bump" = "on the scar", so you need dresses or over bump stuff.

YvonneMarie Mon 27-Jun-11 10:11:39

thanks so much for the advice BikeRunSki. I'll pack accordingly

Trestired Mon 27-Jun-11 12:13:36

Get yourself some GIANT knickers that come up to your waist otherwise the elastic sits on scar. oweee. I don't know if you allowed to drink it but I would also reccomend large quantities of sugar free redbull because at my hospital, at 8pm the partners were kicked out. Good luck!

thaigreencurry Mon 27-Jun-11 12:16:40

Definitely big knickers, don't go anywhere near the paper ones.

BagofHolly Mon 27-Jun-11 13:12:09

Silky satin pjama bottoms so you can slither in and out of bed easily.
Big bottles of water, and a bottle of cordial. The whole thing is thirsty work!
Snacks you can eat in bed - oaty bar things
Water/alcohol spray - wards are like saunas
Slippers you can shuffle into.

diyqueen Mon 27-Jun-11 16:19:30

Baby outfits - I didn't take (or buy!)anywhere near enough and had to send dp out to buy more. It's amazing how fast you can get through them. I'd plan up to 3 changes of clothes (vest and sleepsuit) for the baby per day - but if you've got someone at home who can bring new ones in each day you don;t need to pack them all at the start.

PrincessScrumpy Tue 28-Jun-11 17:18:39

Check hospital policy - consultant told me I'd be out in 2 days. I was a bit worried as having CS plus twins so 2 days was scarey. MW said I can stay longer as it's a mw led ward I'll be in. I'm just taking basics including night dress (as will have a catheter to start with so PJs won't work) and PJs and a few babygros but twins might be small so dh has instructions as to where to get prem clothes from.

I've got a face spray from body shop and plan to buy arnica ASAP.

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