I posted a question on the June Bug facebook page and I am posting it here as well b/c the answers have freaked me out a bit.
I wanted to know what happens after you give birth while you are still at the hospital in terms of nurses and how often they are up in your lady bits. I am a very very private person about my private parts, and although I have handled the internals and am not particularly worried about people seeing my personal region during birth, I am dreading not having any privacy after birth. I don't (think) I will want or need help in bathing, going to the bathroom, or changing my pad. So I hear that (sometimes) the nurses come in every 30 minutes to every shift change to look at your crotch and check for hemmies, that they are involved in your going to the bathroom... basically my worst nightmare. Especially the checking for hemmies part. What does that mean? That you have to spread your legs wide open over and over again for various nurses to look at your butt (not to mention other parts)?
Can't they tell me how to spritz myself and change my pads? Do they have to be in the room? I mean, I got my period when I was 10. I know this is more than a period, but a pad is a pad and a spray bottle is a spray bottle. I know how to use both. Unless I have terrible tearing or something, can I request a little dignity for gads sake?
I know it sounds silly and childish, and that many of you are going to tell me "I just won't care", but the fear of this has been with me before I was pregnant. So yes, I think I will care.