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April 5th, 2010, 10:15 PM
aussie_mama22's Avatar Brooke
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X posted in the C section board.

I have some worries about being overweight and having a c section.
Im technically "obese" and have booked in my first c section for the end of May. I recently have a couple of worries regarding my weight and the surgery.

I know there is added risks associated with infection and blood clots if you are overweight, but what I am more worried about is the silly things. Like, they are obviously going to need to lift you right, thats an embarrassing thought when you are overweight. Also, is it more difficult for the doctor to cut through more layers of fat, and thats an embarrassing thought for me too.

I know its silly to worry about these things, but I am none the less. My weight has always been an issue for me, and I actually lost 20kg prior to getting pregnant. Im just ashamed now that I have put it all back on again during this pregnancy.

Can anyone share any personal experience?
Brooke - Mummy to Rylee Paige (10), Ashton Christopher (5) and Logan Dash (2)
Baby #4 due January 2016

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April 6th, 2010, 07:00 AM
Christina(mommyof2)'s Avatar Army Wife
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yup, had the same thing and they did "lift" me up, and that was totally embarrassing. but as the -csection goes along you 4get bout it.
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April 6th, 2010, 10:29 AM
Nicole1110's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I wasn't embarassed at all during my c-section. I weighed about 241 lbs on the day of my c-section. They don't really lift you at all, they slide you from the gurney to the operating table. The only embarassing part of a c-section IMO is when the nurses clean you up afterwards. You really have to throw all your modesty out the window when you have a stranger wiping your butt clean. I think when the day comes, you will be so excited to meet your new baby that you won't even be thinking about your weight. There were absolutely no complications during my c-section and everything went just as it would if I had been a skinny person.

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April 6th, 2010, 07:13 PM
Gaby&Emmy'sMama's Avatar aka NZ-Emma
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I posted a reply on the c/s board, but just wanted to say again, my biggest 'problem' with being obese & having a c/s, was keeping the wound clean & dry afterward

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