Needing elcs for low lying placenta. Was wondering if anyone had any tips on what to pack in my hospital bag? I've googled it a few times, but can only seem to find lists for expected natural labour, not anything specific / different/ not needed for section. Oh hospital policy is usually in for 2 days post section if that makes any difference.
Huge (huge) granny pants. I mean like 2 sizes bigger than you usually wear. So that the waistband will be up high over the incision. Otherwise I think it’s the same as for a vaginal birth. And even then (I’ve never had a vaginal birth) I expect huge granny pants would be a good move.
Good luck! I’ve had very positive caesarean experiences. I hope you do too.
I mean like 2 sizes bigger than you usually wear. I went to asda earlier and picked up some (black) full briefs in a 14, I've been wearing a 10-12 so do you think those should be ok? I've also got a primark pack in a 14-16 just in case.
Personalish question for people who have had both vaginal and sections, do you bleed as much basivally after a section? How many pads would you recommend taking? Clothes wise I've only put out nighties, and a dress to come home in (weather dependent obviously) in a larger size and it has no waistband.
Colpermin capsules - they gave me some in hospital for terrible wind but I needed more (was in for 4 nights) and they stopped giving them out. So take those. And yes to glycerin suppositories, the physio at the time also said pears were really the best thing to eat to help those post section pops!
I found the following helpful : Water bottle with a straw top, massive pants, chocolate, tracksuit bottoms, lightweight dressing gown, slip on shoes (but not flip flops as you’ll have stockings on), soft nursing bra, small mirror for beside bed to sort myself out a little just before visitors!
Shoes to shower in so it might be worth having flip flops too (our maternity hospital encourages peeing in the shower after forceps/tears/catheters etc - so basically everyone on the postnatal ward).
I would take more clothes personally. Ds needed NICU (was an emcs) and I hated wandering the hospital in my nightie so dh had to go and buy me some clothes. This time around I'm taking a couple of wrap dresses (handy for breastfeeding/sit over wound okay). Plus according to my consultant, they want me up and ideally dressed within 6 hours of getting out of surgery unless I want to be staying the weekend.
Books/magazines etc to read whilst you are waiting to be called for surgery especially if you aren't first on the list.