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    Thanks for all the replies. I now know what to expect, which makes me feel
    Better. Yes I just have to keep in mind, this is what they do everyday,
    So not to get embarrassed about it. I'm too vein
    Hoping I'm as lucky as some of you who had very light bleeding!! I might ask for the oxytocin through iv.

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    The oxytocin did help a lot. I assume that everyone who has a c/s gets this drip afterwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    The oxytocin did help a lot. I assume that everyone who has a c/s gets this drip afterwards?
    Not me, either time. I had spinals and was given a 16 hour dose of morphine in the spinal, and a voltaren suppository around 8 hours after the c-section, then Endone, panadol and volatren orally for the days after.

    Perhaps the drip is if you have an epidural rather then spinal block?

    As for bleeding, I never had a large gush. A lot came out during the first 24 hours whenever I moved in bed.

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    I asked the midwife who works with my Ob if oxytocin was given as routine and she said yes. I will re affirm this with my Ob when i see him Monday though. I will ask if it matters if I have spinal v's epidural!

    So not looking forward to the bleeding

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    I had the oxy drip with a spinal block just over a week ago.
    As far as bleeding goes I had a small gush I guess you would call it but the nurses do change the pads for you where required. I used to be embarrassed to but after several gyno related surgeries you don't think about it as much.

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    I'm fairly certain oxytocin is given routinely in csars as it helps the uterus contract which is important to minimise blood loss after surgery. It's not given in a drip the same way as a saline drip (for example). It's usually given through the bung already in place or via injection (as far as I know).

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    One more tip. Make sure you drink lots of fluids before they take out the catheter. Helps you to wee a lot easier. You have 4 hours once the catheter is out to pass urine in your own otherwise they put a new one in. Good luck.

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