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    Default *Silly Question* When you have a c-section...

    Does it mess with your bowels and peeing ability like a vaginal birth can? I've had 2 vaginal births and both time the criteria for going home was doing a #2 and they gave you stuff to help you go (Metamucil I think) because of all the pushing things could be a bit difficult.

    Is that an issue with a c-section? I found peeing the first time after the births a bit stingy but it wasn't too hard. I just don't know what to expect should I reach the c-section date first. TIA.

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    I got really constipated because I found it painful getting up and down from the toilet so put off going lol.

    ETA I had a general so no epi or spinal.
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    Yeh for me anyway had bowel probs for a few weeks after

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    Ah cr@p (excuse the pun). I guess you also have to be careful not to strain right because you've got the stitches and everything so close to that area?

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    Peeing is no problems at all but passing a bowel motion can be a little painful especially if you're constipated which can be common after a spinal. And also trying to sit on the toliet where's it's not uncomfortable as you can be a little fragile and unsteady for a few days..

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    My sister has just had her second c section and didnt have a problem doing #2s both times. They both came on day 3 As pp have said It can be quite painful because that entire area is sore and can easily become painful but everybody is different, it might be easy

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    You have to do a poo before going home as it is surgery and the anesthetic can potentially cause harm to other organs. Doing a poo is indication that everything is working how it should. I didnt find it hurt but was very regular, it would if you strained, hold a pad on the wound helps

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    Mine was more of a mental block (excuse the pun!) as I was scared the stitches would come apart. I recommend lots of water, dried pears, fruit.... anything to make it easier.

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    I've had both, and yeah pretty much they treat you the same. Was painful to sit and you can't push so you'll need some type of metamucil, stool softening.

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    Constipation can be a problem due to the epi/spinal. I didn't have to go before they would release me but was given some laxatives to take home which definitely helped. I think for me it may have been more the fear of hurting my wound.... I also found the first wee a bit of a problem after having the catheter taken out.


 

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