I am booked in for my 3rd C Section in 26days (yes, we are on days now, not weeks as it feels ess time - although i am freaking out now)
Since having DD nearly 5yrs ago i have discovered the wonder of arnica and i love it and want to use it to help me heal after my C section.
My question is, when do i start taking it? Before my C section? after? Immediately after?
I am 35weeks today and i am having my C section at 38+5
also, is it worth taking raspberry leaf tea tablets - i know they are supposed to strenghten the uterus and will help it contract back down to "normal" (if there is such a thing after 3 kids) size.
Any help gratefully welcome!
also, i have the most wonderful thing in the world for pregnancy - travel sick bands - will i be allowed to wear them during my op? they are not metal at all and i remember feeling REALLY sick in my last C section and i know that if i wear them my head will convince itself it can't feel sick!
Hiya,I had my second c-section 8 weeks ago and wasn't allowed to wear anything of my own other than my glasses but you can always ask. I got very sick several times throughout the procedure but told the anastehesist each time and he injected something that made it better straight away.
i am sure others have taken it before their surgery. For my two that I used the arnica after - I just took it as soon as I got to my room.
No idea about the second although I know in all three instances they just taped my wedding band and I continued to wear it ( i did not think I could get it off anyway!!) I would just ask when you go for pre admission.
Had 3 cs and used arnica each time. Started before each section (the day before i think!) As for sickness, let the anaesthetist know and they can give you something which should help straight away. You should meet him/her pre op so its worth mentioning in advance. I always get the mega shakes, so warned him before and he was ready to go as it started. Good luck and hope its a good experience for you