Hernia repair...

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Hernia repair...

Hi!
I was talking to a friend and she said you can have hernia sx. after delivery?
(like w/ your epideral?)
I don't want to go BACK to the hospital while breastfeeding...
Has anyone done this?
I don't want to have sx. AT ALL I am Chicken and I don't want to leave my newborn, but the dr. said it is bad, and has to get fixed...crap.
If I can do it w/ the epideral I don't need to get put under...which I am the most afraid of.
They also said I can get "fixed" (I can't think of the word...only vet words...lol)
So much I don't want to DEAL WITH. I want my baby healthy, I want to be healthy w/ no BP issues and I want to COME HOME TO MY BEBES! AHHHH!
PS Sorry! I have been stalking, but not posting...so busy here...((HUGS))

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HI! So I had this done right after I had Delaney. The did my tubal and my hernia repair. I have to say my belly button was definately sore for a few days but I think part of that too was because I'm overweight and it was a little harder to get to my tubes. I knew that if I didn't get it done right then that I'd procrastinate about doing it and not getting it done. My hernia wasn't that bad tho.....it never gave me problems but hernias are nothing to fool around with.

GOOD LUCK!!

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That's a tough decision. On the one hand, it'll make recovering from birth a bit harder. On the other hand, if it has to be done then you might as well get it all done when you're already in the hospital and having the hernia taken care of will make mothering a newborn in addition to your other kids easier. Have a discussion with your OB about how the two surgeries will impact your recovery and your ability to breastfeed if they have to put you on medications.

ETA: There are now non-surgical methods of female sterilization available like Essure. If I were ever to go that route I'd want to try something like that instead of a tubal ligation that requires surgery. Its something worth looking into.

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"butterflykissesx6" wrote:

HI! So I had this done right after I had Delaney. The did my tubal and my hernia repair. I have to say my belly button was definately sore for a few days but I think part of that too was because I'm overweight and it was a little harder to get to my tubes. I knew that if I didn't get it done right then that I'd procrastinate about doing it and not getting it done. My hernia wasn't that bad tho.....it never gave me problems but hernias are nothing to fool around with.

GOOD LUCK!!

How sore were you? (worried about taking care of the others) Did they keep you a day longer in the hospital? Could you BF? and walk around? How long did it take?! (do you love all my questions?!) Did they just keep your epidural in? (or give you one?) I'm scared and you are right...if I don't do it in the hospital...I WON'T do it at all.
Where was your hernia...Thank you so so so much! I am nervous about delivery, about surgery, about baby's health! AHHH! I feel like I'm running out of time.

"TiggersMommy" wrote:

That's a tough decision. On the one hand, it'll make recovering from birth a bit harder. On the other hand, if it has to be done then you might as well get it all done when you're already in the hospital and having the hernia taken care of will make mothering a newborn in addition to your other kids easier. Have a discussion with your OB about how the two surgeries will impact your recovery and your ability to breastfeed if they have to put you on medications.

ETA: There are now non-surgical methods of female sterilization available like Essure. If I were ever to go that route I'd want to try something like that instead of a tubal ligation that requires surgery. Its something worth looking into.

I will def. talk to my dr. about the surgeries, recovery, and BFing. I don't want to compromise any BFing...
I will also ask about Essure. I know that you have it put in and then have to have dye put in and an x-ray or something down the road...and I know I won't go back...but I need to get the cons/pros of the surgery of the tubal...I'm scared all around. thank you;)