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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16-07-2012 10:43 #11
17-07-2012 14:01 #12-
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The oxytocin did help a lot. I assume that everyone who has a c/s gets this drip afterwards?
17-07-2012 19:49 #13
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.
18-07-2012 00:49 #14
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
18-07-2012 01:32 #15Senior Member
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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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18-07-2012 06:15 #16
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).
18-07-2012 06:51 #17Senior Member
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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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