I had c-section on sunday and went to loo on Friday, I was on iron meds too but pre-pregnancy I only ever had bowel movements around twice a week anyway. I went to the loo and basically got stuck on the loo and had to call the midwife from on the toilet as I had started but couldnt finish so to speak! Everything was stuck and painful. Then my OH had to go to the pharmacy and get glycerin suppositories and one of those very quickly did the trick within 20 mins! The midwife can give you laxatives too if you arent stuck in an emergency situation like mine!!
Question ladies, Is going to the toilet after a C-sec more painful than after a vaginal birth? I do not mean just to pee but to go number two? I always imagined pooing after a vaginal birth would be very sore :/
Shock can do this to a person, no matter what they go through. As well as pain medication. I didn't poo for 8 days after having a 36 hour labour, terrible birth, and episiotomy (no C section) and the straining popped all my stitches creating fresh red blood pouring out of the cut and infection, resulting in going back to hospital to be put on a drip.
Not fun, C section or not.
i vote for softeners! i didnt go til day 5 and i thought i was going to pass out, i had shooting pains in my head (weird i know) and the paid the other end was terrible, it gradually got better but now 6 months on still isnt back to normal!
I was given softeners without even asking when I was discharged 4 days PP. I found having the first wee more uncomfortable than number 2! I was also advised to help it be as uncomfortable as possible by drinking lots of water and foods that help move things along.
I had to use stool softeners for a couple months after my C-section. Early on it was due to not wanting to push and put pressure on the incision and later on it became an issue due to dehydration due to breastfeeding.
I pooped after three days, I was dying for a poop earlier but I was to afraid to go... pushing was horrible, I felt like my scar was going to burst open, I actually had to sit on the toilet and I put my hands over my scar and kinda put a bit of pressure on it (felt like I was "holding" my insides in- haha )...Really helped actually!
dont worry, after the first painful poop, ull be fine
Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com by users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are solely those of the respective user or other third party. They do not reflect the opinions of BabyandBump.Momtastic.com and they have not been reviewed by a physician, psychologist or parenting expert or any member of the BabyandBump.Momtastic.com staff for accuracy, balance or objectivity. Content and other information presented on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com are not a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical or mental health advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com. BabyandBump.Momtastic.com does not endorse any opinion, advice, statement, product, service or treatment made available on the website. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.