C section - Q about surgical stockings

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  1. Beatlesfan

    Beatlesfan Well-Known Member

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    I had a C section just over 2 weeks ago - I have worn the flight socks 9to avoid DVT) every day and night since then. How long do I wear them for. Various MWs and HVs have differed in advice. Couple said as long as you can bear to, as long as I am movign aroundno need to, couple said 2 weeks, 1 said 6 weeks.

    Anyone got any advice? Thanks.
    BF x
     
  2. mary70

    mary70 Well-Known Member

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    i was told 6 weeks hun and i think i lasted 5
     
  3. Ladybird

    Ladybird Well-Known Member

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    I was told I didn't have to wear them anymore when I went home (day 5) as I'd be more mobile. :think:
     
  4. Becky&Willow

    Becky&Willow Well-Known Member

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    i only had them on in the hospital as they say to stay mobile so only 3 days
     
  5. MissThing

    MissThing Well-Known Member

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    I had them for 2 weeks.
     
  6. Hellokitty

    Hellokitty Well-Known Member

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    I only had them while I was in hospital, which was 8 days. And they were manky cos they wouldn't let me have another pair!
     
  7. Rubys mummy

    Rubys mummy Well-Known Member

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    5 days in hozzie...

    I did have some leg pain once I was home, and my midwife who was doing house visits advised me I should of been wearing them at home, but no one told me :roll:
     
  8. lozzi

    lozzi Well-Known Member

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    were u supposed to waer them after hospital!?


    My god :shock:


    lol... i never wore them after hosp...
     
  9. NooNoo

    NooNoo Well-Known Member

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    i didnt evan know about them till now...thats worrying...

    mind you i had a needle everyday to stop clotting?? why wasnt i offered the stockings :evil: lol


    how very dare they hehe
     
  10. MakkaP

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    I didnt get offered any either!! :think:
    I did get a jab every day to stop blood clots though?
     
  11. Beatlesfan

    Beatlesfan Well-Known Member

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    Yes I had the jabs too whilst in hospital. Was given a pair of stockings to take home, but bought 2 pairs extra from boots as original pair were minging after 9 days of wear!! :oops: too worried to leave them off for a day to wash.

    I have HV visiting tomorrow, will ask her.
    BF x
     
  12. FeeFee

    FeeFee Well-Known Member

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    I never had the jab as it stings like hell and only wore the stockings for the of the actual section as soon as i was able to walk (8 hours after the section) i was away up the ward and in and out of bed.
    I had a shower the next morning and never put them back on, i was never told to wear them at home either. :think:
     

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