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Re: A hypothetical question

I've had surgery twice with a newborn, 10 days after birth. Both retained placentas. The first time I pumped and couldn't breastfeed until the anesthetic had gone from the system, until about 6 hours after the op.

The second time the anesthetic was a newer type (after the new hospital in Zug was built) and the anesthetist said I could breastfeed straight away, because they were now were broken down instantly in the body.

Both times my baby was at my side until surgery and I saw them as soon as I woke. The first time was husband couldn't be there (emergency op) and the midwives brought my son right to the operation room doors and they were there with him as soon as I woke.

I found it very scary going into surgery after just giving birth. I cried and cried until I was under. I was hoping nothing was going to go wrong with a little one to take care of.

Hope this helps and all the best - I hope you don't end up needing the surgery.
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Old 19.01.2011, 17:37
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Just hubby Nil but I am sure he can cope

I think i'll be in for 2 nights, will know more tomorrow. My doc said he will inform nurses to help me with the feeding etc.. expressing and stuff and he's advised I would need to pump and dump only twice while drugs in system but to be safe i might leave it a bit longer
I am glad to hear that.... I know how busy you are with the little boy but do you think you'll have time to cook and freeze some food until you go to the hospital? I don't know what it is about but in case you can't move too much or even if you are not in the mood to cook for a couple of days....

You'll need some extra vitamins for the recovery. Ecchinacea now for the next 2 weeks (I don,t know if it is ok with breastfeeding, should ask) to boost your immune system. And this soup is great to fill you on vitamin and nutriments;

Take potatoes (4 big ones), Carots (4-5 big ones), one brocoli, one cauliflower and cut in small rough pieces.

Put them in a cooking pot and put water enough to cover it all and add some chicken base.

Cook until the veggies are soft enough to make a puree out of them. Just add some spices (I put salt and paprika paste) and that's it! Very filling full of vitamins cream soup!

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Old 19.01.2011, 17:47
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Re: A hypothetical question

Marie my doc told me I can't take my baby with me as he's too old now and it's an issue with the hospitals insurance. I can't believe he will be 10 weeks this weekend already!

Nil it's a hernia op, doubt will take a lot of recovery. My husband is a dab hand in the kitche, so he can cook
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Nil it's a hernia op, doubt will take a lot of recovery. My husband is a dab hand in the kitche, so he can cook
Don't over look at it. Hernia isn't a small thing. You'll need some time to heal and to walk. The good news is that now they have so great technics to fix it, it won't be a big things to fix (for them) but for you, since you gave birth not long time ago and you are breastfeeding, you'll be much weaker. Take Iron pills if you are not already doing it.

Gosh I sound like my mother....

Sorry but I like you and I really want you to have it as easy as possible!
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Old 19.01.2011, 18:05
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Re: A hypothetical question

Nil another downside to having a c section although my doc was pretty shocked he said in 20 years of doing c sections this is his first hernia
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Nicky, thinking of you. It must be such a wrench and worry. Please tell us how you get on when you are up to it. Where is that 'big hug' smiley?
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Nil another downside to having a c section although my doc was pretty shocked he said in 20 years of doing c sections this is his first hernia
Oh! I am so happy ( I know, sounds weird for an answer on this topic) to know that your hernia is from your tummy, not your back.... Which is a relieve! I thought they had to operate your spinal....

Ouf!

But, it still a surgery. I guess they will open in the area of your C-section? You know I have a friend who gave birth naturally and she also had an hernia around her belly bottom. They did a surgery to fix it by sewing her muscles. But sadly for her, it came back... Maybe it wasn't done properly.

Best of luck, you know I'll think of you! And keep taking your vitamines anyway!
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Old 20.01.2011, 13:58
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Re: A hypothetical question

well.... apparently NOT a hernia, a blood clot instead, he's just stuck several large needles in my belly and drawn out lots of blood. All very confusing considering other doc was convinced it was a hernia. Anyway there's still a lump, not 100% convinced it's been rectified as easy as that but for now it's good news - no op after all

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Old 20.01.2011, 14:16
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Re: A hypothetical question

Nicky is it a blood clot as in DVT or just a hematoma type thing?

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well.... apparently NOT a hernia, a blood clot instead, he's just suck several large needles in my belly and drawn out lots of blood. All very confusing considering other doc was convinced it was a hernia. Anyway there's still a lump, not 100% convinced it's been rectified as easy as that but for now it's good news - no op after all
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Old 20.01.2011, 14:24
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Re: A hypothetical question

Lou I have no idea! he just said it was a clot of blood from where they cut through the muscle for the C section, he drew out 50ml of blood but I can still feel a hardish area on my tummy, not as much of a lump but still feels odd

will see what my other doc says...
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Re: A hypothetical question

Doesn't sound like a DVT with that description & would be a really unusual location for one too. When do you see tha other doc again?

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Lou I have no idea! he just said it was a clot of blood from where they cut through the muscle for the C section, he drew out 50ml of blood but I can still feel a hardish area on my tummy, not as much of a lump but still feels odd

will see what my other doc says...
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Old 20.01.2011, 14:33
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Doesn't sound like a DVT with that description & would be a really unusual location for one too. When do you see tha other doc again?
Waiting to hear back from him. No not a DVT just a pocket of fluid/blood built up around scar.
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Waiting to hear back from him. No not a DVT just a pocket of fluid/blood built up around scar.
This can be a fairly common side effect from c-sections. As I recall my Mrs had that happen too. To reduce scaring overall and that happening too, after the 2nd & 3rd times, she (& I) did lots of gentle massaging of the around the cut with essential oils to aid tissue recovery and ensure good blood flow to the areas.

It did seem to help, as the scaring after the 3rd c-section was much less than after the first.

Good luck and let me know by PM if you want me to ask about which oils she used (I can't remember, I just do as I'm told ).
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Well, good news even if it's a rather icky experience

Hopefully it will resolve now that the pocket of blood has been removed...
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Lou I have no idea! he just said it was a clot of blood from where they cut through the muscle for the C section, he drew out 50ml of blood but I can still feel a hardish area on my tummy, not as much of a lump but still feels odd

will see what my other doc says...
What do you mean? They cut the muscles? Or they pulled them aside? Because I know that they are not doing this anymore. But maybe you had this anyway?

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