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Old Sep 14th, 2015, 20:09 PM   21
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I've had 2 sections in New Zealand, and the catheter was inserted AFTER the spinal. How cruel to do it before!? Also what's the point in getting you to lie down, have the catheter, then get back up again for the spinal.



 
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Old Sep 15th, 2015, 10:13 AM   22
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My cath was put in after my spinal, thank goodness, and I'm definitely requesting that again for this one. Coming out? They deflated it and it just slid right on out. Was a weird sensation, but hardly painful. Just felt like I was having an intense wee, lol



 
Old Sep 15th, 2015, 13:12 PM   23
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I'm in the uk and it was after. I'd request it if I was you, they should accommodate you



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2015, 11:48 AM   24
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So good news!

I requested the catheter be done AFTER the spinal and the nurse looked at me like I was nuts. "Of course we always do it after you are numb," she said.

When I explained that it had been different when I had a c-section many years ago, she shook her head and said that they used to do "archaic" things like that, but now it was routine to do the catheter afterward. Thank goodness I was worried for nothing!

I also got a nice surprise after the c-section. When I had my teenagers, I was closed up with staples. This time, it was some type of glue on top of the dissolving stitches. What a nice change -- so much more comfortable!



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2015, 12:52 PM   25
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Both of mine were after the epidural and spinal.



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2015, 22:42 PM   26
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Mine was put in after the epidural, and taken out just before they took me into recovery. I wasn't even aware they had done it to be honest.



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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 10:38 AM   27
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Mine didn't come out until late in the day, long after I had left recovery. I'm not sure why it was in for so long, but a nurse did say something about it needing to be clear and commanding me to "drink more water!" so that might have been the reason.



 
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Old Oct 15th, 2015, 15:41 PM   28
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I'm in the US and I have always had the catheter placed after the spinal. I was totally numb and didn't feel a thing. I specifically asked my dr about this just to be sure and they said it was standard to make sure you're numb first. I would put in a request to the doc if it's not already standard procedure! There's no need to go through that pain!



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Old Oct 19th, 2015, 02:59 AM   29
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I had one put in after spinal no way would I let them do it before



 
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Old Oct 20th, 2015, 14:14 PM   30
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I had my son almost 4 years ago and I had my catheter put in on the ward before the spinal. Honestly in the whirl of that whole week I don't even remember if it was painful!



 
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