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    ngnhk is offline Registered User
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    Catheter during birth

    Hi everyone,

    I have a sort of random question. I'm expecting my first baby in October. I know that if I have either an epidural during vaginal delivery or an emergency c-section, the nurses will have to put a catheter in to empty my bladder. I'm aware there are 1,001 other things to worry about during birth, and there will probably be things that are a lot more painful going on at the time, but for some reason, the thought of a catheter really freaks me out.

    Is it horribly painful? Is it not as bad as I imagine? I guess I'd just like to know if it's something I need to worry about or not such a big deal.

    Thanks.

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    Wierdly enough I was freaked about it too ! But no - you wouldnt even notice it.

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    I had one for the c-sec but not for the vaginal delivery (but I didn't have an epidural for the vaginal delivery). For the c-sec it's not a big deal.

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    I didn't have one either and had a Epidural and a vaginal delivery
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    It really wasn't that bad, don't worry.

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