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    Default Having scheduled C section anything to prepare or watch out for?

    Hi I'm scheduled for C-section March 18, can all we do is to wait? Or can we do some things to prepare?

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    Prunes, pear juice and Metamucil

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    One thing i did beforehand is put things i knew id need at arm level so you dont have to reach up or down. Like my clothes, pjs, shoes etc

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    Oh and also did a lot of freezable microwavable meal prep for lunches and dinners

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    Thanks @Mod-Wise Enough will start stacking them up then
    @gorgeousgeorge great idea, I'll keep that in mind, the meals are for after you go out of the hospital right? By the way we haven't really discussed how long I have to stay in hospital - hopefully just two to three days?
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    Yep for after hospital in case you are alone and need to eat, just makes it easier not having to stand up for long. My 1st c section i went in tues morning and was home fri morning so 3 night. My 2nd c section i had complications and was in hospital for 5 nights.
    Oh and also stock up on panadol for pain relief :-) I found I was surprisingly able to function quite well but was just good to have things i needed at hand so i didnt have to rely on others to go to the shops for me etc... My hubby helped a lot but he's not much of a cook and explaining exactly what to get at the shops and him coming home with the wrong things would have driven me crazy.
    I also packed a second bag of stuff for me and baby and left it at home just in case our stay was longer than expected, that way if needed, hubby could just grab that extra bag and bring it in, rather than explaining what i needed and where it all was.

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    Thanks for your advice! Although I know I can rely on Hannah to help it still goes better for her if we prepare those things ahead. Won't the hospital provide the pain relievers? But then again you might be right - bringing our own would come out cheaper.

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    :-) you'll get meds in hospital but will still need some panadol for a few days when you get home probably

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    @gorgeousgeorge @Mod-Wise Enough happy to share had a successful cs with baby girl Willow at 6 pounds 8 ounces. Thank you for all your tips. They were very helpful indeed.

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    Oh congratulations! xx


 

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