I know I'm the odd ball who labored in a Pretty Pusher. They are comfortable, and look a little more decent looking (not that anyone cares that much what they look like during labor). It was a personal preference for me, and one I'm glad I opted for.
If you have a CS, you'll be happy you have a catheter. Getting out of bed to pee will be nearly impossible that first day. Of all the things going on, the catheter really is NBD.
Yup. I had the catheter put in right after the epi but then I ended up with c-section. I don't remember exactly when they took it out but I know the first time I got out of bed was after they took the cath out and I had to pee. The worst part of the catheter was not being able to easily pee the first time. The nurse explained that your bladder is lazy and can temporarily forget how to pee on its own after a catheter. So having a full bladder and then having a hard time going all while I was in tremendous pain from the c-section was great fun.
Post by wildflower810 on Mar 24, 2017 11:34:02 GMT -5
I was planning a home birth, then wound up at the hospital to monitor baby's heart rate. They made me change into a gown in triage, which I then ditched and labored in the tub. I had a nursing bra and my panties on until I started talking (well, yelling) about feeling pressure, then my midwife told me to take off my panties. Pushing was like 5 minutes and I delivered in the tub (against rules, oops!). No way in heck was I going to do an outfit change during those last minutes of labor! I guess they took my bra off shortly after delivery? DS had a giant poop all over me within like 10 minutes of being born and I don't remember washing it out of my bra later.
Okay okay, I caved and bought a baby be mine labor gown... the beauty of being in a hospital birth center is being able to wear my own gown. We'll see if I care enough to put it on
Quoting myself but... they came in today and it's a lot more comfortable than a hospital gown. It's basically like wearing a light material dress. There's two ties to adjust it in the front with easy access to the belly and lower areas. The top also snaps on the shoulders for easy skin to skin access.
Again, we'll see if I care to wear it, but for $20, it's not a bad deal
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