Thanks ladies for all the wonderful info. I actually have only had a catheter once (with my first ds born in a hospital) and I ended up getting the worst bladder infection ever. Felt like I was peeing needles, sorry TMI. So I'm a little nervous about that. Honestly I'm nervous about pretty much everything,LOL. I talked to my doctor today and he said he would do stitches no problem. We are done having kids but I'll ask if he does one or two layer closures. I tend to have slow bowels after deliveries anyway so I expect this will be no different. It usually takes me 3-4 days to have a BM after birth.
I didn't even think of the catheter, because mine's been done after anesthesia every time. (Actually, I think they might have done it during prep, before anesthesia with Aaron, but I was honestly too far gone with...everything to have noticed more pain.) I honestly can't imagine why they wouldn't wait until after you were under to do that, unless it was a seriously panic-stricken emergency.
|Has anyone had problems with pain during the surgery itself? I'm so scared that I'm going to feel them cutting me open or something crazy. I have had an epidural in the past and the darn thing didn't work right so now I'm terrified of them. Going to try for the spinal anyway though I think.|
I don't know if you've read up on it or not, but you will probably feel something. I always have. It's not pain. They usually describe it as "pressure or tugging sensations", which is fairly accurate. I have a lot of trouble with it, and it makes me want to puke - not so much physically, although that's part of it, as knowing what's going on, and not being able to tune it out very well, because of the "pressure and tugging". I don't even really like to talk about it, but I think it's better to be prepared for it. I wasn't, when I had dd1, and it really wigged me out.