|Originally posted by TexasSuz
Can my c-section have anything to do with that? I have regular periods every 27 days.
My c-section was totally pain free but the recovery was H*LL! The epidural did not wear off for over 30 hours and I also had a reaction to the Stadol that they gave me during the surgery. I also had a balloon of puss develop under my incision and it got infected. It was sooooo gross! My sweet dh had to clean it out for a week!
I am one of those moms that can't have a vaginal birth - they told me when I had my first vaginal exam at 12 that I was not built for one (my bones are out of place). I really want my next section to go better than the last one. When I get pregnant I will be asking y'all lots of questions. I don't want to feel so drugged this time around. I don't even remember much of the first 24 hours.
Also, what time is best to have a scheduled section? I had mine at 1pm but I think the next one should be more like 7am or 8am so that the epidural wears off during the day and not in the middle of the night. What do you think?
Glad to have the support here!
PS - I had my section on thursday and they did not let me eat until Sunday morning! So I had not eaten since Wednesday at 7pm! I was so hungry! Is this normal? I also did not have to have a BM in the hospital but boy was it painful at home! I will never forget that!
Susan, You have come to the right place. Some people believe that csection can cause infertility. I dont think so. I knwo so many cbirth mommas reproducing without problems. If your cycle is short, try checking your luteal phase length or timing of the baby dancing. I teach fertility awareness so I will help you if you want me too.
Your epidural did sound awful. O my. My first recovery was hell. Luckily no infection. That might have put me over the deep end!
It sounds like they really dosed you up and gave you amnesia medication during your surgery. I know this may sound scarey but opted and requested and signed my life away to have NO PREOP OR POST OP Drugs. I did not get phenegran, zofran, versat (sp), demerol, morphine, none of those things in my IV, before during or after my csection. I did get an epidural with a PCAPump that delivered demerol straight into my spinal column. So it did not go to my head.
Also my first csection they starved me. Not the second time around! I ate lightly the first night after surgery, and the second night I was eating fried catfish, augratin pot., snap beans, and a healthy serving of mississippi mud pie. (yes I'm a southern girl who likes food
) I left less than 48 hours post op.
I had both csections midday but I wanted the second one in the morning. My doctor had a surgery and she was not on call the next time she could get me in. It was crucial to my mental and emotional state to have things planned, so she had to deliver my baby and I wanted her on call that first night. So I took the lunch appointment. Which was nice, I spend the morning with my other children, showered, shaved, and built up all that nervous excitement. When I got to the hospital I walked up to L&D and talked with the staff (they knew me well after being in there every other day for NSTs -- I have high risk pregnancies and had high blood pressure with Jack) I felt very comfortable there, which made a big difference from the first csection.
I dont know what to tell you about that freaky epidural. Did they put Duramorph in it? It sounds like it. My initial block wore off in about an hour and a half. In fact I could even move my legs in the OR.