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    Default Stopping Contractions after C section

    I have heard that when you have a Csect, you are given a needle to stop the uterus contracting after the operation. Does anyone know if this is this correct?


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    Ally could you be thinking of the injection they give you to make the uterus contract down faster to stop bleeding? I did have one of those.

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    I never had any injection. Maybe it's reserved for those who have "emergency" c sections ??

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    Nope I never had it either. I was under the impression that once you had 'delivered' your uterus stopped by itself. My sister has had 3 c/s a mixture of planned and emergency and never had a needle for that.

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    Well my caesarean was not an emergency one. It appears that not everyone has the injection. I gave consent for it as I recall.

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    My c/s was an emergency. I was already on the syntocin (*shudder*) drip to get my labour going. Anyways I was told that they would keep it in to help the uterus contract after the c/s was finished. I had it put in at 1pm on the Saturday & it was removed either on the Sunday night or early Monday morning (Zander was born 1.30am Sunday).

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    I had an elective cs, and a few hours afterward i had extremely painful contractions after the op, and the nurse said it was my uterus contracting back down again. It was agony!

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    I have had 3 elective's, and never saw them give me any needle (although it would be quite easy for them to have given it as a routine just after the bubs was taken out without knowing it)

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    Usually, when you have a caesarean, you have an IV line. Generally, the synto will be put through the line, rather than give another needle. So, maybe that's why no one recalls getting a needle?

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    Tiggy, would i still have had these contraction pains if i had the synto put into my iv line? The contractions after my cs were so painful, so i am guessing i didnt have it. Not sure?

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    Unfortunately you can still get the afterbirth pains but if you had the synto, this should make them less severe. Sadly, some ladies get them worse than others. Sorry.

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    Thanks Tiggy You are a gem to have around here.

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    You can ask for pain relief for the afterbirth pains. I went through a drug free VBAC but due to the prior c/s and a big bub I had killer afterpains (seriously worse than labour LOL) and they gave me peth.

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