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    Default how long did you leave your bandages on after c section

    Hi All,

    after my dd was born my ob told me to keep my wound/scar covered up with a thin bandage strip (3m) for 6 months - now at the time i thought the drugs were making me hallucinate as 6 months seemed so long but later he confirmed he wanted me to cover it up for 6 months.

    Anyway - i kept in on for between 2.5 - 3 months but find i just dont have the time to constantly & delicately shave the area so i can reapply the bandage every two weeks - having a shower on its own is enough of a challange with dd here.

    Can any hub ladies tell me how long they kept their wound covered up after the op?

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    the day i left the hospital, the nurses removed all the dressings/bandages and i never had anything covering the wound again.
    So a week

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    7 days i think its was but sometimes my undies would rub on it so i stuck a panty liner on the elastic of my undies the midwife gave me that idea

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    Only for a few days whilst still in hospital. After that I did the same as the PP and used a panty liner to stop my undies rubbing on it.

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    I think you were probably hallucinating It has surely healed by now? After I left the hospital the bandage was off and like the others wore a thin pad to stop rubbing until it was comfortable to not have anything there.

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    I had steri-strips on my wound that I had to leave on for 2 weeks to help with scaring. My midwife removed my dressing on the day I left hospital along with the long stitch that was in there.

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    I havent had a c-section but my SIL did and I;m sure her doctor told her to let it get air so that it would heal, I would think a dressing would keep it moist and not let it heal as well?

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    its a few years ago now but from i recall it was the next day the doc took them off to check and then they re-dressed and they we changed daily until day 5 or 7 then i was moved into the Neo Natal unit to be with my babies.
    im about to find out how long they stay on for as im due for another c-section soon.

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    ok so i am not doing anything wrong by leaving it.

    The OB told me it has a big impact on how the scar heals if you cover it with a thin bandage for 6 months, he is a bit of a perfectionist i think & to be hones i am planning to have a second c section when i have baby n.o 2 so its not that a big deal & i agree leaving it to air is probably good for it. I think he just thought the bandage would protect it from getting too wet? Anyway i am happy to see others have gone bandage free

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    10 days and then she didnt tell me how long for the steri strips so i took them off just before my 6 week check


 

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