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It occurred to me today that I would like to not be completely blind (I'm extremely near-sighted) in the OR so I can fully see our baby. Then it occurred to me that I can't remember if I wore glasses or contacts or nothing with the past three births. I was so dizzy headed from the harsh labors and the emergency c-section and then the pain meds that I really don't remember.
Is there anyone here that can tell me if contacts or glasses are allowed during the actual surgery?
** OB appt. today. He said that as far as he knows contacts and glasses are ok. Also he was sure makeup is and thinks toenail polish is fine as well, just not fingernail. I am going to get up with the hospital in a few weeks to verify. He seemed a little iffy on the eyewear and polish and I want to be sure prior to arriving. I'll prob just wear contacts.
Final update Broke down and called the hospital and they said:
- YES to eyewear but bring glasses JIC they have an issue with the contacts.
- YES to makeup
- YES to toenail polish
- YES to photo's of the baby in OR but not the surgery itself
Last edited by 4hearts; May 30th, 2013 at 11:11 AM.
I was wearing contacts during both my c-sections. I am not sure if they are actually allowed. But even if they weren't, I would probably lie and say I didn't have any in. There is NO WAY I am missing seeing my baby!
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I wouldn't hold out too much hope for the polish/makeup if I were you - I've never had a c-section so I might be wrong, but I've had about a dozen orthopedic surgeries with varying levels of anesthesia (general, conscious sedation, spinal, etc) and they ALWAYS tell me no polish or makeup in the OR. Maybe it's different for a c-section, though? I just know that polish can interfere with the pulse/ox monitor and their ability to monitor circulation/oxygenation by checking the color of your nail beds.