POST EPISIOTOMY CARE - page 2
I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION REGARDING USE OF TOPICAL AFTER EPIS. I HAVE WORKED L&D FOR 6 YEARS-AT THE HOSPITAL I USED TO WORK WE USED TUCKS AND ANNUSOL CREAM-ALONG WITH DERMOPLAST SPRAY AND LOTS OF ICE PACKS. I HAVE RECENTLY... Read More
- 0May 6, '01 by lpnandloveit1I have 4 chidren the oldest is 24 and the youngest is 9. The differences between the births is like night and day. With my first the first thing done was an enema (soap suds) and you couldn't leave the hospital until you had a bm. Episiotomy care included tucks,amerifoam and heat lamps. With my second I had no episiotomy and no stiches. I still got tucks, amerifoam and heat lamps and sitz baths. With my last child I gave birth in a new "birthing center" It was wonderful! Labor,delivery and recovery in the same room. Each room had a whirlpool(not a sitz bath,a whirlpool.) I found no need for tucks on my episiotomy (they did help the hemerroids) but after a long (three day) labor the private room with my own whirlpool was heaven.
- 0May 23, '01 by kennedyjOriginally posted by AngieL7P7N:
<STRONG>When I had my 11 lb. 2oz. son, the nurses gave me Dermoplast and some tucks pads,which were a GREAT relief along with the sitz baths!!!=)</STRONG>
gosh Angie--- your definately the veteran here. Congrats!
We usually offer tucks and a Dibucaine anesthetic ointment (which seems to work well). Also Sitz & ive packs. I usually explain it to them and let them choose. If in doubt take it anyways.