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Hi! new here! I just wanted to say thank you to all the ladies on here who so willing to give advice to all of us who are awaiting a 1st c/s. Mine is scheduled for March 15 and the reason for my C-section is my little girl is breech. I opted not to try the version either because of the risks and the low success rate. This will be my 1st C/S.
My question is about the pain meds. I have had surgery in the past and the heavy pain meds like purcocet make me sick to my stomach! I dont want to spend my first days with my baby girl barfing! Anyone know of any gentle to the stomach pain meds I can request?
Say thing happens to my mom with percocet theres other pain meds that are like percocet that you may not have the same reaction to. Generally they do give you percocet and I think its 800mg Motrin the Motrin works well if you can't take any of the other pain meds.
i'm not sure what you guys have in the way of pain relief over there.... I had a morphine pump which was okay for the first 12 hours or so, but then it started making me sick.. after that i just stuck to codeine & panadiene
I have a hard time with pain meds too, so they put me on Tylenol3 and Motrin. It worked great! The can also give you something in your IV to stop you from throwing up when they give you Morphine. Congrats on the upcoming birth of your baby!!!
Another kind of related question.... can I make up a birth plan even though I'm having a schedule section with requests like anti-nausea meds along with pain meds or nothing but motrin? I feel like I should still get choices. You know?
I don't do pain well, so I took the meds, but I know quite a few women who didn't take any meds after the first few days. Just talk to your doctor about it. Also, I think tylenol 3 or tylenol with codeine would be an option.
I remember that after a week or so, I took just motrin some, and it helped a lot by itself.
Just wanted to throw in a couple more choices... I was given darvocet, vicatin (hydrocodone), and then finally percocet because the first two didn't work. I don't know how well you handle those. Darvocet is like taking candy IMO. It does nothing for the pain, and gives me the side effect of a migraine. Hydrocodone didn't do much for the pain either, but it didn't matter because we found out I was allergic to it after the first day of taking it. Percocet is the only one that kinda took a bit of the edge off my pain. Even it didn't do much for me. I have a low pain tolerance.
I cannot take percocet either. I requested vicodin (hydrocodone + acetaminophen) and was given this. I also took ibuprofen periodically.
YES you should still make a birth plan! If I had not had a birth plan stating mthat I wanted to breastfeed my daughter as soon as possible after birth I don't think I would have been able to do so - so much is going on that it's hard to keep track of everything. I had several requests of importance to me on my plan that were all heeded but again, if I hadn't had the plan, I don't know if I would have remembered everything or been able to enforce it!