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milz2014 Fri 11-Apr-14 07:36:35

Are they on or off? Funny how certain things freak you out isn't it?

Mrswellyboot Fri 11-Apr-14 07:39:25


Hamnvik Fri 11-Apr-14 07:39:44

Off! Where they cut is quite low down I don't think they could do it with your pants on!
Mine was a EMCS and I was already naked from the waist down anyway(and a bit giddy on gas and air so I didn't care in the slightest) not sure what the procedure is for a planned section but I would think you would have a hospital gown on.

welshnat Fri 11-Apr-14 07:45:04

You wear a hospital gown and nothing else smile

Winterwardrobetime Fri 11-Apr-14 07:46:42

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WhatEverZen Fri 11-Apr-14 07:51:58

Off... Just a hospital gown and surgical stockings

Vajazzler Fri 11-Apr-14 07:54:02

Defo off! As said above they will shove pain relief suppositories up your bum. They'll also need to insert the catheter after your epidural/spinal. Then not long after a midwife/HCA will come along and give your nether regions a good bed washable change the bed pads under you. Then you'll be laying in bed knickerless until your catheter is removed and you are mobile.

Vajazzler Fri 11-Apr-14 07:54:53

When I say not long after I mean after the section

GetLeanOrDieTrying Fri 11-Apr-14 07:59:37

Haha winter wardrobe that's what I was going to say!! They ask your permission first though so it's all ok wink

GetLeanOrDieTrying Fri 11-Apr-14 08:04:44

Vajazzler, that's not what happened to me.

I really can't remember straight after. It was emcs and I've blocked bits of it out. I remember having the most pointless bed bath ever in the morning but not down there. DD born at 1.08am.

The horrific part I remember is the next day standing up while a midwife looked at my pad to make sure the blood looked ok and walking around carrying my wee so the midwives could check it. Now that's glamour... hmm

Slainte Fri 11-Apr-14 08:06:38

Off. Make sure to get yourself some big, big pants for afterwards as you don't want the pants band resting on your scar.

Spellcheck Fri 11-Apr-14 08:14:57

Off! Catheter and suppositories. I had no idea of the magnitude of this until I had DC5 one month ago...they were cleaning me up afterwards, turning me this way and that to get all the blood and fluid (eurgh) off.

I was euphoric after safe delivery of gorgeous baby, chatting away to all six people (including two men) who were all standing at at the business end of things. I was imagining that my legs were straight out in front of me, and joked that I would like to see my toes again. So I looked down the bed, to see both my legs wiiiiide open and everything, including piles, on show. No cover in sight.

So I can safely confirm -no pants during c-section.

GetLeanOrDieTrying Fri 11-Apr-14 08:41:41

How could you look over? I couldn't. DDs DF did tho. He was told not to but had to. I'm fairly certain he wishes he hadn't...

Honestly tho op, if you are having a section, fret not. The people in there will really put you at ease. Even tho I had emcs and everyone was worried about the life of my DD and I, it still turned into a jovial affair once I came back into this dimension shall we say grin

Vajazzler Fri 11-Apr-14 08:42:51

GetLean that's strange! I thought it was normal procedure. I had it done after all 5 of my sections. Maybe it's a difference in hospital policy?

GetLeanOrDieTrying Fri 11-Apr-14 08:55:38

Maybe. Im thinking, I do remember after tho, one of the people down there said, right we'll get you all washed up. Maybe they do it in the operating room at Northampton General?

GetLeanOrDieTrying Fri 11-Apr-14 08:58:01

That was before they said 'right, I'm gonna put some ibuprofen up your bum if you don't mind'

5 sections! 5 kids shock bet you're tired wink

milz2014 Fri 11-Apr-14 09:05:05

Thanks for the replies. Something else for me to worry about - wimp I know.

3 weeks, 6 days. Not that I'm counting or anything...

GetLeanOrDieTrying Fri 11-Apr-14 09:08:59

Honestly, you do not need to worry. C sections are not a bad thing. I'm definitely having more. And you really won't give a shit who sees what!

Just be prepared for the 'yes, but you didn't give BIRTH did you' crew. I've actually been told that I don't love my baby as much because I didn't push her out. 20 hours of labour wasn't enough... Apart from that slight annoyance it will be a doddle.

Ask vajazzler... She's a pro wink

ShellingtonsSister Fri 11-Apr-14 09:09:25

They shove pills up your bum shock

I've had two c-sections and never realised they did this blush

milz2014 Fri 11-Apr-14 09:11:35

I'm just wondering how quick I can book myself in for a waxing session before hand now lol!

GetLeanOrDieTrying Fri 11-Apr-14 09:12:06

Haha, I'd be a bit annoyed if someone didn't ask permission before they stuck something up my bum.

I don't think it's a pill??? I had the feeling it was on a stick and they pushed it up. That's my imagination...

Vajazzler Fri 11-Apr-14 09:37:24

I have to say my planned sections were so peaceful and relaxed they were incredibly positive birth experiences. It's natural to be nervous but there will be so many people looking after you.
The suppositories aren't pills, more like waxy bullets about an inch long. They are amazing pain relief. If they offer it you should take it! I think they put the first one in in the recovery room or theater. You probably won't notice or care. You'll be too busy falling in love with your new baby.

differentnameforthis Fri 11-Apr-14 10:40:12

Vajazzler you make it all sound so glamorous!

Vajazzler I'm in awe - 5 sections ?? I'm facing my third at the end of the year, and a bit nervous about that!

I have to agree though, ELCS is a very relaxed and positive experience. It's funny though, how you're not drugged up at all yet you don't think twice about who sees your nether regions! I was told at my pre-op that the first lot of painkillers would be a suppository inserted after being stitched up. It's better than having one the next day - when you can feel it it feels very odd <voice of bitter experience> (I choked on tablets on the ward so the only option was suppository hmm

Hamnvik Fri 11-Apr-14 10:56:58

I wasn't aware anyone stuck anything up my bum!? Do they ask first or just do it? It is bizarre that you just don't care at the time isn't it?

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