With my 2nd I was allowed to eat normally the next day
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29-01-2014 13:47 #21Senior Member
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29-01-2014 14:45 #22
29-01-2014 15:01 #23
My ds I was able to eat as soon as I got back to my room, it was about 9:30pm so was only sandwiches and water, this was an emergency c-section.
With dd I was booked in at 1:00pm, was on nil by mouth from 5am and wasn't allowed anything until at least 3 hours after I got back to my room and then I was only allowed small sips of water. When I questioned the midwife about it she said that some women scoff heaps of food and drink straight after c-section and then vomit it back up which can cause problems with the wound. But I was so thirsty while I was in recovery that I was nearly in tears and the nice nurse gave me a lemonade icy pole but said not to tell the midwife.
29-01-2014 15:13 #24
I was also on clear fluids only too for a couple of days until they were satisfied I had convincing "bowel sounds".
29-01-2014 17:55 #25
I'm a midwife and our policy at our hospital (and throughout all my training) was clear fluids until u pass wind. As in csections bowels can often be pulled to the side, removed temporarily etc to get access. So they can go into a paralysed state afterwards. So you wait to make sure they are doing their job before loading them again.
Seeing as so many of you didn't have that it must be different hospital policies.
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