I had to take pre meds the night before. In hospital by 10am nil by mouth all day. Sat there till 1pm then signed papers, stockings on and walked to theater at 2. Spinal block done, i dont remember if it hurt as the whole day was a massive blur. I do know it all happen really quick, baby was born at 2:15.
I was told not to eat from 12 the night before and only to drink water.
We had to be at the hospital at 8am, but me being me, we were there at 7.30.We were put into a private room had to go over the paperwork and I had to give a urine sample.
We ended up in the room for about 4 hours ish. The surgeons and thier team came and introduced them selves, as well as my midwife, the anesthiesist (sp) came and explained everything, then the doctor came in to speak to me. I had one final scan to check dd was still breech then I was told they would let me know when they were ready for me.
Finally they brought my gown and hubbys scrubs through and told us they were ready. I had to put socks (cant remember the name) on to stop blood clots then they walked us to a little room where the aneastesist waited. I had to sit on the bed facing out sideways with my feet on hubbys knees. They numbed the bottom of my back then did the spinal. I couldnt move my legs so they mived me and lay me back on the bad. Then they sprayed my hands/arms/legs with really cold water. To check I couldnt feel anything, then they wheeled us through...and our life changed xx
I had an emergency c section in 2010 then chose to have an elective section in February this year with my dd2.
It was by far the best decision I made. I had a fantastic experience. I had to be in hospital for 9.30am and had to stop eating at midnight the night before. I had to take a ranitidine (sp) tablet that night then one in the morning before I went into hospital. I was given those tablets at my pre op appointment.
Once in hospital I had my wrist band put on and then the consultant went through my consent forms again as I'd already signed them at my pre op appointment the day before. He checked that all my details were correct and that the details on my wrist band were correct etc.
We were then taken upto a private room and I was told to put my gown on and they took my husband to put on some scrubs. The anethatist came in to speak to me to just run through the forms again and to confirmi had no know allergies and to answer any questions. I had been told I was booked in for my section at 3pm but at 10.45am we were walked into theatre. My husband was with me the entire time and sat in front of me while they put the iv in my hand and did the spinal. They numb your back first, they sprayed a really cold spray first which cleans the area and makes it sterile then I had the numbing injection which stung a bit but then I didn't feel the spinal. To have all that done I was sat on the edge of the operating table with my feet on a stool in front of me, i was told to keep my feet together, let my knees flop apart and relax my shoulders. My husband held my hand throughout that and I had a midwife and a lovely nurse chatting to me too. Then I led back on the operating table and they tilted it to the left. The curtain was put up instantly. From laying down on the table it was only 5 minutes or so before my daughter was born.
Also it's a bit different than an emergency as obviously it's all planned so if you want to take a camera into theatre then you can, we have some amazing photos of my daughter still attached by the cord to me being held up by the surgeon.
It was a totally different experience to my emergency c section even though I had a good experience then too. I loved my c section this time, it was so relaxed and calm.
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