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They put one in me, and I hated it. It was for fluids and pitocin. They put it in really badly too..anytime I moved my hand it hurt and it made my hand bleed. I asked them to remove it after I had him, and they wouldn't. But the next shift I asked again and that nurse took it off. She just said to make sure I drank a lot of water.
I had an IV for the pitocin and for meds for my mitrovalve prolapse. With my first the IV was in inside of my elbow. With the other 2 it was in my hand. They always give a numbing medication before putting the IV in as well, so I didn't feel any of them going in at all.
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Mine was the same as Alisons, and I hated it! Everytime I would try to get to hands and knees it would hurt so badly! The nurse who did it (Hannah) did a really good job though . I had Mag-Sulf, Saline, Vancomyocin, and Pitocin going through it and I had to keep it on for....14 hours after birth to keep the Mag going which sucked!!
December 9, 2013
5:20PM 8lb3oz 20.5"
Hospital water birth
I had an IV that delivered fluids, pitocin, and Stadol. It was a nightmare getting it put in! The person who was supposed to do it couldn't get it in my arm right and ended up blowing the vein. Then she tried to get one on the back of my hand, but my skin is very tough and it wouldn't work either.
So one of the L&D nurses tried on my wrist and got it in on the first try. Although it wasn't in comfortably and rubbed against my wrist bone with every movement. Ouch!
I had an IV in my left hand - I hated it. One of my nurses left the saline wide open and she shouldn't have - then yelled at me when I had to pee all the time.
the only IV med I received in labor was reglan for vomiting. and afterward I got something to calm me down while my internal tear was repaired.
of course it took 6 sticks 3 in each hand before she got iv in.
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I had one in my forearm for pitocin and then wheni had my epi they added a fluid push. I hated it and bc I was too weak to eat or drink much after my surgery the IV didn't come out for a full 24 hours after delivery. Longer really bc she was born at 4:23am and they took it out around noon the next day. The fluids were AWFUL. I will post a photo in the am of my face at delivery. I was so swollen from all the crap they pumped into me.