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danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
5 hours?! Wow, that's luck :) Thanks for sharing! I should ask my Mom, she had 4 kids naturally.
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
Thanks, Jules :) What about people who give birth without painkillers? Just curious. Sorry for the questions. :) I'm still on the fence about whether or not I ever want to have a child (give birth, I'd love to adopt at some point).
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
Thanks, Jules :) What about people who give birth without painkillers? Just curious. Sorry for the questions. :) I'm still on the fence about whether or not I ever want to have a child (give birth, I'd love to adopt at some point).
Jules1976 Jules1976 6 years
Danakscully64--most women do get catheters. It doesn't hurt at all, and it was a huge relief to me to not have to go pee every five minutes. Once they do an epidural, you're pretty much confined to the general bed area, so no potty trips.The hospitals here have you fill out a form listing who is allowed and at what times. It can be anyone, as long as you okay it.
Jules1976 Jules1976 6 years
Danakscully64--most women do get catheters. It doesn't hurt at all, and it was a huge relief to me to not have to go pee every five minutes. Once they do an epidural, you're pretty much confined to the general bed area, so no potty trips. The hospitals here have you fill out a form listing who is allowed and at what times. It can be anyone, as long as you okay it.
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
That was a great list! I don't have kids... do most women get catheters?
luckyme luckyme 6 years
I'm the type that would prefer to have the visitors at home instead of the hospital. Maybe if I had c-sections and was in the hospital for a longer amount of time, I would prefer that friends/family come see us there, but since it's only a day or two that I'm there, it seems so rushed to have everyone in and out.
tinyflame tinyflame 6 years
I did NOT want many visitors, and I was so glad my family respected my wishes. If I ever have another baby, we'll repeat the process - especially since I think I overdid it with the visitors I did have.
Moms Moms 6 years
The catheter bag makes me laugh! I had one after my daughter was born and had my husband move it behind the stand before guests started arriving because I was numb and had no idea when it would fill.
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