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Adviced Needed!!!!!

(5 Posts)
ShannonW43 Wed 13-Apr-16 11:18:49

Hi All,

I found out that I will be having my daughter a lot earlier than expected. She was originally due at the end of June but as the consultants aren't happy with her growth they want me to deliver at 32-34 weeks - which is in 3-5 weeks!!!

I was wondering whether I needed to get my Mat B1 form updated as my GP signed this off before all the dramas started?

Also, any advice on what I need to take when I go in for my C-Section would be great because at the moment I am clueless sad

Heirhelp Wed 13-Apr-16 12:55:24

I would leave your maternity leave as it because things can change but maybe tell your employer that you might need to leave earlier.

I have heard you need giant knickers for c section that come up higher than your cut so they don't rub.

FuzzyOwl Wed 13-Apr-16 13:01:14

Just let your employer know that you will be leaving sooner. Mat leave can begin up to 11 weeks before the week you are expected to give birth.

As for the c section - big knickers, dresses, maternity jeans that are over the bump. Make sure you have a changing kit for the baby both upstairs and downstairs once you get home and take it easy. I recovered really well and quickly from my section so I hope you do as well.

I hope everything goes well.

Champagneformyrealfriends Wed 13-Apr-16 13:16:56

I had a c section 2 weeks ago-take big knickers, Pajamas that will go over your stitches, leggings and loose tops. Don't take anything that will sit on your stitches. I made the mistake of wearing one of my fitted maternity vests (the kind that show off a bump!) and it sat right on my stitches blush
Wishing you all the best! My recovery has been very positive but take it easy and let people help you
afterwards.

CheeseandGherkins Wed 13-Apr-16 13:35:07

I'd take a nightie or two for while you still have the catheter in. Big knickers, pjs, yoga pants or tracksuit bottoms that come up high for afterwards (I couldn't wear jeans of any kind for months after mine), I took some snacks and drinks, wash bag, usual stuff for baby, lots of maternity pads, slip on slippers and shoes, camera, comfy socks, dressing gown, loose tops, nursing bra, breast pads.

Lots of that is normal bits and bobs for after vaginal births as well. arnica might be helpful but I never needed it and some women find peppermint tea or tablets help with trapped wind after the section, again I never needed. Phone and charger, book or magazine as could be a wait before the section. Keep on top of painkillers regularly and you'll feel a lot better! I had paracetamol and ibuprofen only after mine as coped ok once I kept them rolling.

Hope all goes well

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