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Me again :) I have a question now that I know when surgery will be..

Posted by on Mar. 14, 2014 at 8:57 PM
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Hi again ladies :) I had asked a question regarding surgery around 8 weeks post pardum.. 

I just met with the specialist today, and she said the cyst I have is too big to come out laprascopically. She is not comfortable with any of the doctors up here trying to remove it that way, it's just too big. 

After a lenghty convo we have both decided it is best to do a scheduled c-section&surgery combonation. I will be working with my midwife to determine the c-section date but she said between 37and 39 weeks. 

My question now is, When I wake up from the surgery will I be able to put baby to breast right away? Or will I have to wait for meds to wear off Since it is not a simple outpatient surgery now?  

I think my friend was able to put her baby to breast when she woke up from her csection but I am not 100% sure on this? 

-:Logan Jacob:--:December 1st 2007:--:7 Pounds 4 Ounces:- -:My Everything:- 

-:Hunter Xavier:--:EDD 7-12-14:-

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K8wizzo
by Kate on Mar. 14, 2014 at 9:06 PM

You will be able to put baby to breast as soon as you are awake enough to hold baby safely.  Until then, have dh do skin to skin with your newborn.  If you have colostrum leaking, you can express some and store it after 37 weeks to have on hand if baby needs to eat before you can nurse.

iHEAVENn
by Member on Mar. 14, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Awesome thanks!! :) 

Quoting K8wizzo:

You will be able to put baby to breast as soon as you are awake enough to hold baby safely.  Until then, have dh do skin to skin with your newborn.  If you have colostrum leaking, you can express some and store it after 37 weeks to have on hand if baby needs to eat before you can nurse.


-:Logan Jacob:--:December 1st 2007:--:7 Pounds 4 Ounces:- -:My Everything:- 

-:Hunter Xavier:--:EDD 7-12-14:-

baby development

MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on Mar. 14, 2014 at 10:50 PM
Yes--as soon as you wake up, even if someone has to help you hold or position the baby. Don't let the hospital personnel tell you any different.
iHEAVENn
by Member on Mar. 14, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Thank you! :) 

Quoting MusherMaggie: Yes--as soon as you wake up, even if someone has to help you hold or position the baby. Don't let the hospital personnel tell you any different.


-:Logan Jacob:--:December 1st 2007:--:7 Pounds 4 Ounces:- -:My Everything:- 

-:Hunter Xavier:--:EDD 7-12-14:-

baby development

aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Mar. 14, 2014 at 11:57 PM
Yep, what they said !^^^ Once you're awake, the anesthesia is worn off or you would still be asleep.
iHEAVENn
by Member on Mar. 15, 2014 at 12:14 AM
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Thanks :) I just want to be as informed as possible since I had very very very little information with my first ds. I really want this to work this time :) 

Quoting aehanrahan: Yep, what they said !^^^ Once you're awake, the anesthesia is worn off or you would still be asleep.


-:Logan Jacob:--:December 1st 2007:--:7 Pounds 4 Ounces:- -:My Everything:- 

-:Hunter Xavier:--:EDD 7-12-14:-

baby development

IrishIz
by Silver Member on Mar. 15, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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Where is the cyst? Depending on what's going on of the plan is csection with cyst removal...there may be no need to wake up as it may all be possible with a spinal. We do not like to do general anesthesia with csections because it will get to the baby. If you have a spinal..request baby to breast while in OR.

Is this a repeat section? Are you sure you want to deliver by section just so the cyst can be dealt with?
farmlovin
by Member on Mar. 15, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Is it necessary to be put under? Can they not remove the cyst during a spinal? If so - I was wheeled to recovery holding my little one and nursing...so right away, haha. If they have to put you under - as soon as you wake you're fine to nurse. 

iHEAVENn
by Member on Mar. 15, 2014 at 5:45 PM

The cyst is on my right ovary. The fear is that as baby and my uterus grow the cyst can shift, blocking the birth canal. Which would result in a csection and the doctors would not be prepared to take out the cyst at that time.. So I would end up going back in for a second open surgery to remove the cyst and the ovary. 

My first son was born vaginal... But I am much happier with having this plan in place to get my baby out and take care of the cyst issue all at once rather than having to be opened up twice. The cyst is so large the specialist is not confident in ANY surgeons ability to try and remove it laprascopically (which is what they were hoping they could do) 

I am not sure if I will be fully under, or just under a spinal.. I will find that out on Tuesday. 

The cyst measured 13cm by 9 cms by 10 cms whatever the heck that means.. the specialist explained it basically as IF it shifts down at all it will block the birth canal 

Quoting IrishIz: Where is the cyst? Depending on what's going on of the plan is csection with cyst removal...there may be no need to wake up as it may all be possible with a spinal. We do not like to do general anesthesia with csections because it will get to the baby. If you have a spinal..request baby to breast while in OR. Is this a repeat section? Are you sure you want to deliver by section just so the cyst can be dealt with?


-:Logan Jacob:--:December 1st 2007:--:7 Pounds 4 Ounces:- -:My Everything:- 

-:Hunter Xavier:--:EDD 7-12-14:-

baby development

iHEAVENn
by Member on Mar. 15, 2014 at 5:46 PM

I will find out on Tuesday if I have to be fully under or not.. :) I honestly did not think to ask that question.. I just asked the basics.. What method is safest, recovery time, size of the cyst etc. 

Quoting farmlovin:

Is it necessary to be put under? Can they not remove the cyst during a spinal? If so - I was wheeled to recovery holding my little one and nursing...so right away, haha. If they have to put you under - as soon as you wake you're fine to nurse. 


-:Logan Jacob:--:December 1st 2007:--:7 Pounds 4 Ounces:- -:My Everything:- 

-:Hunter Xavier:--:EDD 7-12-14:-

baby development

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