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This is gonna sound weird, but here it is.
Extra pads is my advice. Not just for the bleeding either. I put a pad between my incision and my pants so that I wasn't irritated by my pants. It helped a lot.
RiverSong82:This is gonna sound weird, but here it is. Extra pads is my advice. Not just for the bleeding either. I put a pad between my incision and my pants so that I wasn't irritated by my pants. It helped a lot.
ditto to the pad between incision and pants. I used gauze and begged for some at the hospital, but if you can find gauze strips, they were great! A water bottle with a long straw (still my best friend at my nursing station).
A buzzer that signals to her hubby that she needs something...
a huge bottle for water
tylenol and aleve in case she forgoes the T3s
a zippered heavy sweater for those chilly night ffeedings
and a large pile of burp clothes for easy grabbing!
This will sound weird, but the one thing that helped me poop was a combination of prunes and suppositories.
Also, the boppy will be her best friend when it comes to nursing. Another thing that may be good to have is compression stockings for the edema she'll likely experience after surgery.