We have scheduled a csection for March 5th! Only 25 more days. And I'm counting down. Lol
by erikadiFebruary 8 at 10:13 AM
I would pack like you are packing for a four day stay at a hotel. I don't know about music, movies, or books though since I don't think you will have much time for those.
February 8 at 10:15 AMA fluffy pillow to push against your stomach when you sit up.....it hurts...bad
February 8 at 10:20 AMLike the PP said - a pillow for your belly. Sneezing and coughing are not comfortable. Also, get a step stool for home. Your first bowel
movement will not feel good either. Use the step stool to make your knees higher than your waist. It will help relax the muscles.
Also, for the hospital - do you have a rice bag? I loved mine (we had an in room microwave so it was convenient). It really helped w back pains associated w having to sit funny for so long. I also took a REALLY saturating lotion for
my legs. They swelled up like crazy and felt really dry and itchy. Chapstick!!!'
by terpmamaFebruary 8 at 10:30 AM
A boppy.... Helps support your arms (and abs) while feeding or just cuddling your baby.
by beadingmom17February 8 at 10:31 AMIf you can get one, get a belly binder! Makes a world of difference when standing up and moving around in general.
Some comfy pants with a really stretchy waist band or drawstring waist...it's nice to have some coverage, lol.
Oh and for when you go home, buy some heavy duty pads for the bleeding. At the hospital they usually provide them but once you get home, you'll need some decent protection :)
by terpmamaFebruary 8 at 10:33 AM
Oh and my nurse taught me a trick... Use a pad over your inscision (stick the sticky part to your underwear or pants so the absorbent side is o. Your inscision.