View Full Version : fasting after c/s?????
i just read all the posts on fasting before a c/s and nobody mentioned they couldn't eat after it....
bubby was delivered by c/s 7:58am monday then i was told i couldn't eat anything till i'd passed wind to make sure they hadn't touched my bowel or something like that....
9:00am TUESDAY morning rolled around (over 36hrs since i'd eaten:( ) and the lady came around with toast i lied and said i'd passed wind...i was starving!!!!!!!!!
was anyone else told not to eat after????
hope i didn't go through all that for nothing!!!!!!!
I had my c-section at 4.45am and then was given breakfast at 6am - I wasn't told about fasting or anything!
I was allowed to eat as soon as I felt like it, no fasting here either.
Was that at Gold Coast Hospital Babyella?
i had ds at the golg coast hospy by c/section and i could not eat solids till i had passed wind. took bout 2 days on living on soup:banghead: is it just gold coast that does this?
I had two C's, both early in the morning and I was eating dinner that night both times.
With the first one I had an emergency C around lunchtime and they bought me dinner in recovery.
I wasn't told to fast - can't remember when I ate but I don't think it was long though.
I remember getting told something about passing wind within 24 hours or they'd have to do...something. It was scary, whatever it was...so I made sure to inform them just as soon as i passed wind (it was a strange thing to just bring up...the midwife kinda just looked at me strangely...lol).
There was no specific "time-frame" for fasting for me...though they said they wouldn't bring me dinner. My c-sec was a bit after 10am. I ate breakfast the next morning, but didn't eat before that.
Luckily for me, I got an extra drip...because I kept vomitting. It kept my hunger at bay.
I wasn't allowed to eat anything until that evening but they said it was related to the possibility of having more surgery. Otherwise I didn't think there was a problem.
I had my C-section at about 3.00pm and was allowed to eat a sandwich later that night - I cannot remember what time exactly, but I think it was pretty late. I am not sure if it was because the midwife who was regularly checking on me was sick of me asking if I could eat yet or not! :)
They did say I had to wait a bit and then to eat slowly to make sure I didn't get sick - but I was fine.
I was allowed water though as long as I sipped it slowly as soon as I got back to my room.
I had my c-section at 8am and was allowed at light lunch around 2pm but that was because I was neausous
I've had 2 c-section and I wasn't told that I had to fast after.:confused: :confused: I got to eat when I felt up to it.
Good luck with it all and let us know how you go.:fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:
I was not allowed solid food until I passed wind either.. and that was embarassing telling the midwife when it happenned:o It took over a day for it to happen, the bloating the next few days was HORRIBLE, so painful!! And I couldn't get enough water, I was just soooo thirsty, that's probably because I lost quite a bit of blood:eek: I was informed later by several nurses and doctors that I should've had a transfusion:rolleyes: I was anaemic for months after that.
I had a C Section at 7:30pm... The next day they put me on some 'light' diet that consisted of not much and was mainly clear(ish) consomme (sp) or something... it was horrid... Apparently it was because I had just had surgery... Stayed on that diet for 2 days I think. But I was that hungry that I got DP to go to the cafe and buy me sandwiches and I sneaked some of his KFC...
Why cant all hospitals be the same :rolleyes:
With my daughter I wasn't allowed to eat until I passed wind - 4days later still hadn't passed wind. I had an asian nurse who came in and was absolutley horrified that I hadn't been aloud to eat - came back 10mins later with a cup of peppermint tea and by morning I was windy as hell,tmi sorry.
With my son had him in the morning and by lunch time I was eating. Nothing about passing wind first. Had them at the same hospital 2yrs apart.
So, no idea why hospitals change every 5 secs.
As with most surgery, including c/s it is standard protocol to await for bowel sounds (ie for you pass wind) before you can start taking food. Usually you can start water and fluids sooner than food. Its to prevent constipation (as the anaesthetic and pain relief medication can cause bloating, and constipation in some people).
I had my DD by c/s in the early afternoon (she was born at 1.55pm) and had been fasting from 7am that morning and was able to have dinner that night at 7pm (yes there was a little bloating and I had to pass wind first!!).
I didnt fast at all!:eek: Noone said i had to! On day 3 i still hadnt been for a number 2 and the midwife said to me that they may need to limit my food intake till i go. But i went that same day so no prbs.
I was told this as well I was in Intensive care so I was being watched big time for 24 hours so after about 3 hours I rang the buzzer and said "ermm I passed wind now, can I please eat/drink?"
I was so thirsty it was mad I drank close to 4 liters of water in 1 hour and the nurse that came afterwards was all uppity as I hadn't "passed wind" :rolleyes: But I did I proclaimed and she said "oh OK, now we need to turn you", I had a very heavy block couldn't move on my own, as she did that I...ummm....passed wind a fair bit :o and she glared at me :D I said ohhh whopise lol
Honestly I was so thirsty I had to fib!
I asked about this when i had mine, and they told me that it was an old practice, and that i could eat whenever i felt like it. Although as soon as i had past a motion I had to tell them and let them inspect... eeeeewwwww
The hospital I went to did not make a big deal about not eating afterwards. The nurse advised me about what foods I should be selecting for after the c-section. I filled out the menus while I was waiting to go to theatre. The last thing on my mind to be perfectly honest. I recall having a light meal that night, c-section was at 9am. Had ice and water etc during the day, although wasn't too thirsty as I still had a drip.
LOL- lots of funny stories in there
i had ella at pindara private......
it's strange that some hospitals make you fast after surgery and some don't, i remember that food was the only thing i could think about, i was willing to go back into surgery for my toast!!!!
if it's not a necassary practice they shouldn't make us do it, it was hard enough fasting before the c/s!!
I got a plate of sandwiches delivered the moment I got back to my room I was that hungry. Forget the baby, just give me food. I'd fasted (not intentionally) for nearly 24 hours and was starving.
I had my daughter at 7.54am and felt sick while they were stitching me up so they gave me some really cool water (heaven!) and then some cold apple juice (bliss!) while I was dozing on and off in recovery.
As soon as I got back to my room I was asked if I would like some brekky - YES PLEASE! And in the iterim, DH and my MIL went and bought me a Large Gloria Jeans Tim Tam Ice Chocolate (totally orgasmic!!!)
I have never in my life wanted to pass wind in public like I did after having Lucas....I was bloody starving!!!
I was pleading and even offering DH money to 'let one rip' and I'll take the blame...I was beside myself.
Like another poster, I was willing to risk surgery...gosh I was hungry!
I wasn't told i had to fast either after i had my c/sect with ds1?? I had him at 10:46pm and i had brekkie in the morning at 8am.
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