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    Default Caesareans and no catheter

    Who has refused a catheter for a caesarean, and how does weeing work afterwards when you're still numb?

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    I think you would have to have one. Being so numb I know I would ever have felt the urge or how they would deal with wee everywhere.

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    Having had two cs I can't imagine you being able to deal without one. I had filled my urine bag before I got feeling in my legs back. There would of been no way I could of got up during the first 24 hours after to wee and the first time took half an hour for my bladder to start working.
    Im not a fan of them though and wish you could get away without them as well

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    I have had 2 csecs and certainly needed the cathetar i was quite surprised id filled my bag the first time as i never even felt i needed to go nor that id been!
    What part of having one worries you?

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    Just out of curiosity, as I'm having a c section in 2 weeks, do they put the catheter in while your numb??

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    Yes if it's an elective c-section. They don't in emergency due to the epidural taking too long to work I think

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    I had an emergency c section just over a week ago and it was inserted after the spinal block took effect which was very quick. I was really worried about having one but I couldn't even tell it was in. They took it out the next morning and it just felt a bit strange. I would think you would need one because you can't move your legs?

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    I had one for my c-sec. I had to go under a general anesthetic (placenta previa) and they had to put it in before they put me under. It was painful and weird feeling but it was over really quickly.
    I definitely needed my catheter. It was 24 hours before It was taken out and the nurses kicked my butt to get me out of bed.

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    I couldnt imagining not having one. But I don't think you get a choice as your numb and can't feel if your going or not.

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    Doctors won't let you not have one. If your bladder starts to fill up during surgery it could get in the way of what doctors are doing.

    I had mine after the spinal block and didn't feel it at all. Having it, in particular not having to pee was fantastic!


 

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