Monday will be a great day to have a baby!!!
Let me give you some tips before you start your journey! LOL
Have your birth plan and your plan for your baby, if you have specific requests.
Get their early enough to request to speak to anyone you need to talk too.
If you care about how your outside incision is done, I strongly recommend stitched vs staples. It doesnt take them that much more time to do them.
Move around no matter how much it hurts. Take pain relief when needed. Breastfeed as soon as you can, even if you are in the twilight zone.
You will have gas. BAD gas. Just let it go honey. Let it go. Rocking will help get it moving out. This often causes more pain than anything after surgery. Some hospitals have rocking chairs in the rooms or nursery, if yours doesnt have one, request one! Rock in it and it will help move the gas out!
Take a Boppy Pillow with you. It is great for when you have to cough, nurse or have a bowel movement the first time.
Have them show you the baby as soon as he or she is born! Request to video and/or take pictures. This is something I was so glad I had.
My friend had to have an emergency csection and was knocked out. (footling breech with prolapse cord) She hates that she had nothing! When she woke up she didnt even know she had a baby.
Your husband CAN cut the cord. And I dont mean just trim it. Unless there is some type of problem your DH or SO can cut the cord, he just has to promise to keep the sterile field intact.
Don't let them put the cream in your babies eyes. No matter what they say, your baby is coming out a hole in your belly not the vagina so there is no concern about STDs or infections. I still dont get why they do this with csection babies!
If you feel nauseated at all, tell them right away so they can give you something. I recommend Zofran, but unless you ask before hand for this before they may give you phenegran which will make you loopy and sleepy.
If I think of anything else I will try to post before Monday AM. LOL