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Yes, it's to check for bleeding, clots, etc.  It is the worst ever!
 

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with my c section I remember afterwards a nurse pushing on my stomach for some reason. That hurt the worst. I think maybe they were trying to push the blood out or something? Does that sound farmiliar to anyone?



I think they just do it right after they take the baby out.  I know DD's cord was cut and clamped within seconds of her being out of me.  I did ask to see the placenta afterwards...just out of curiosity :)

 

 

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I have a random question I just thought of...how/when do they take out your placenta? Do they have to wait a certain amount of time while you are cut open to take it out?



One more thing...I had horrible gas pains with c-section #2.  Make sure to ask for something if it gets bad.  After I took simethicone (sp?) tablets, the difference was night and day.

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Do you HAVE to have a catheter??? Yuck! Not looking forward to that. After you have the section what all goes on? You go to a recovery room? and for how long? I wanna see my baby!



Yeah, as someone else said, they risk nicking your bladder if they don't have one. I didn't have one for my c-section, because it was a catastrophic one (done within a few minutes of the alarm), so they didn't take the time for it since baby was bradycardic and not getting o2 because of placenta rupture. It says in the papers that they pushed my bladder well down when they opened me, heh.

But anyway, point is, you can just say you want them to put it in after the spinal/epi. is in effect, so you don't feel it going in. And it's only needed for the operation, so they can take it out again before the spinal/epi. wears off, as soon as they are done really. I put that in my "birth wish" letter (I only wrote down my wishes in case of emergency, since I'm not having a c-sec. voluntarily).

After the operation, you can just use a bedpan until you're on your feet. But you might get up on your feet pretty quick too.

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