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ELCS hospital bag?

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verytiredmummy1 Wed 06-Jul-16 22:02:26

What would you pack differently for an ELCS than a natural birth?
Had a bag packed for VBAC but just decided to go for a section!

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goodenoughmum88 Wed 06-Jul-16 22:05:36

Only had c sections. But my advice whenever anyone asks me is take MASSIVE pants! Big mumma over the tummy ones that are super comfy to go over the scar. Also sanitary pads to stick on the inside of said pants to absorb any seepage.
Enjoy, they're fine and enjoy your baby. X

welshweasel Wed 06-Jul-16 22:07:13

Always/tena pants. Nice and high over wound, very absorbent when can't easily get up after spinal. Best thing I took!

WashboardAnkles Wed 06-Jul-16 22:16:47

Lactulose - not all hospitals give it to you but the pain meds you get after c-section can make you very constipated <winces at memory>

Agree GIANT pants.

Make sure you've tidied your lady garden if it has run wild otherwise the nurse will do it for you before theatre (with a blunt bic...)

Also make sure you have a small bag of complete essentials (nappies/wipes/pads/phone/clean sleep suit for the baby) which can stay on the bed with you or right by you when your partner - birthing or otherwise - goes. Otherwise you'll have to ring the bell for the nurse like an eejit because your baby needs changing and and you forgot you can't move because you've had an epidural/spinal blush

CityMole Wed 06-Jul-16 22:39:44

Peppermint capsules/ colpermin for trapped wind.
Movicol to help with the first poo. A sports cup with straw for easy drinking while waiting for your legs to come back to life.

Junosmum Thu 07-Jul-16 09:43:45

Night dress, NOT pyjamas, due to the catheter.

verytiredmummy1 Thu 07-Jul-16 11:40:01

Thank you so much. My last section was an emergency and I hadn't prepared at all!

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