Hi ladies just wondering for those who had a cesarean section how long did you keep your stockings on for and was you taking clexane injections? I kept my stockings on for two days in hospital as well as having clexane injections once daily and they said as long as im mobile and taking my injections then I don't need stockings but i spoken to other ladies on a group i am in and they said stockings had to stay on for 6 weeks as well as injections for 6 weeks!!! This is rather worrying, i really don't want to end up developing dvt :/
Stockings and clexane both together definitely. How long depends on your risk factors but it is usually either one week or six weeks after delivery depending on how many boxes you tick. When you are discharged home your medication sheet should tell you how long, and the midwives should have a chat through all your meds. And they will only send you home with as many clexane injections as you need. Ask for a spare pair or two of stockings so you can wash them more easily.
I think it depends on your risk factors (other than the caesarean - age, bmi, whether you smoke etc) - some people will be advised to wear stockings and have injections for longer than others. Just go with what your discharge papers say, I think.
I took my stockings off as soon as I could, before I even left the hospital . Not clever but they were making me itch so bloody much. It was hurting my stomach keep stretching down to my legs! Clexane I had for a week.
I'm currently 4 days post my second section. Had stockings for two weeks and clexane for one the first time round. This time I've had no stockings at all and clexane for ten days. It varies from person to person depending on your activity levels and personal circumstances. Just follow what the doctor told you and if you are worried phone the hospital you had the section at and ask. They will be more than happy to offer advice and reassurance.
Stockings were for a day max. And I had developed full blown eclampsia which did not resolve after my daughter was delivered. Spent a month in hospital with a variety of issues, that being a major one, but the stockings came off relatively quickly.
I took the stockings off after 2 days as they were driving me mad. I had to stay in hospital for 3 days after mu section as my DD had jaundice but I was quite mobile and made sure I was walking around a lot . I had clexane injections for 10 days.
Had my stockings on for the 3 days I was in hospital and then 2 days at home. I had the injections for the 3 days I was in hospital but didn't take them home as I just couldn't bring myself to do them. I was told as I'm not over weight and as long as I don't lay down 24 hours a day then I don't need to keep the stockings on for 6 weeks or take the rest of the injection.