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    Default DS career sick, c-sect by my self?? What would u do?

    I'm having my c-sect on Tuesday. My mum was meant to be looking after DS but now she's sick on antibiotics, started taking them yesterday. I really don't want DS who's almost 2 to catch it as my DH and I and probably new bub will catch it.

    Would you have your c-sect by your self so DH could stay home with DS or risk DS getting sick?? How long do antibiotics take to kick in an make someone non contagious?

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    My goodness that sucks!
    As far as risk/ benefit ratio goes, I would take the risk of your toddler getting sick. There is no way I would want DH to miss out on the birth of my child.
    There is still 4 days till your CS so there is a high chance your mum will be heaps better by then anyway.

    Good luck with your decision.

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    i too would risk the toddler getting sick. he might not even cat h it if u are lucky.
    aren't antibiotics usually prescribed for things that aren't contagious? what's the sickness?

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    I was told once that 3 days after being on antibiotics you wernt contagious. Not sure how true it is but I would risk it. Having a c section on your own is pretty full on

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    Get ur mum to ask her dr what are the chances of her passing on what she has to your DS on tues and hope the answer is slim to none!

    But in all honesty id risk your DS getting sick so your hubby can see bubs get born.

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    Thanks for your replies.

    DH has said it's not worth it to him to get sick cos he his worried bout giving it to bub so wants me to have the c-sect alone
    I'm not sure what it is, she's coughing stuff up n sounds like crap. A bad flu or something. Her doc said not to go near the new baby on tues but she didn't ask about giving it to DS.

    His usually really supportive, it's like he thinks a c-sect is nothing... I've had a really bad experience during surgery a few years ago and almost didnt make it so I'm really scared. My last c-sect went perfectly fine thou so he said everything will be ok and he Dosnt need to be there

    I said we could just get mum over for a few hours just so he can be there for the c-sect then he can go get DS and like you have said she should be alot better by tues. He said no

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    How about a sitter?

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    Is there anyone else who can look after your DS? I wouldn't want to have a baby on my own

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    Any other babysitting options???

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    Antibiotics usually kick in after two days, she might be fine by Tuesday

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