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  • MrsS1stbaby MrsS1stbaby's Avatar 07-08-08 | 09:30 AM
  • My labor bag....

    Are there different things I should include or not include for a c-section bag? In childbirth class they talked about Tucks pads and such for "down there", but if I am not going to be giving birth vaginally, I won't need them, right? Are there other items I should consider? And for recovery as well? Should I buy some of kind of scar cream, Merderma, or whatever it is called?

    Thanks ladies!
  • Bethann73 Bethann73's Avatar 07-08-08 | 09:36 AM
  • yeah.. you won't ned the tucks.

    Pack some very comfy undies and pads (if you prefer your own) otherwise they give you these netting type undies and their pads. I wore the net undies for a day and then switched to my comfy hanes.

    I preferred to be in my own clothes after day 1 so I had pajama bottoms and a t-shirt and a nightgown with a light robe. And slippers(that I tossed when I left)

    I'm not sure about the scar cream.. I never used it.. I consider my scars my badges of honor so I don't mind the one bit.
  • Valleygirl Valleygirl's Avatar 07-08-08 | 09:52 AM
  • I am not sure but I would think you would have to wait a bit for the scar cream. There is still a chance of infection until the skin is completely closed. I also haven't worried about it, no one sees my scar except Dh and it is really such a thin line it's no biggie.
    I made sure to have my own jammies. I preferred bottoms and a t-shirt also, much easier IMO for nursing, if you are going to do that. Slippers, a robe because you will be walking around out of your room, a bra, a sleep or nursing bra was great to have. My Dh spends the night at the hospital with me, they have these recliners that are just for that. So he might need a few comfortable things if he plans on staying. My Dh always comes home to shower and check on the kids, but it is super helpful for him to be there with you as much as possible.
  • CarolleZ CarolleZ's Avatar 07-08-08 | 10:00 AM
  • I would hold off on the scar cream. My incision healed very nicely without anything extra. You wouldn't want to cause an infection!!
  • Twinkies_Mom Twinkies_Mom's Avatar 07-08-08 | 10:07 AM
  • I used Tucks for hemmoroids and they saved me. Definitely comfy clothes and comfy slippers. My feet and ankles swelled up HUGE after the surgery so nothing constricting on the lower half of your body will be more comfy for you. I didn't use scar cream either. I am pleasantly surprised at how small the scar is....not that I see it though.