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Pregnant With Insulin Pump & For Elective C-section

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by sparklesoc, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. sparklesoc

    sparklesoc Type 1 · Newbie

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    I was wondering what you did with wearing your pump at night after a c-section?
    I wear a insulin pump belt at night as I toss & turn a lot. But was thinking that will be too sore to wear after c-section? What did others do? Many thanks!
     
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    I have not had a c-section but wear a pump and have had a histerectomy.
    I wrap my pump belt twice around my thigh and keep my pump on my upper leg whilst in bed.
     
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  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi and welcome, I had a c section although wasn't wearing a pump back then, however it shouldn't be an issue as your c section is done immediately above the pubic bone, so it's well out of the way. I would suggest wearing your pump belt to keep it in though so won't be affected by moving about, I also doubt you will be moving around too much afterwards too, I was pretty shattered after mine.
     
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    ronialive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    same as above. You can clipto nightie or pj. Get pump pants but that would be at scar level. Or if wearing nursing bra get a bra strap.
    I had 2 sections. With number 1 I was wheeled everywhere to start and took 6 weeks and more to fully heal and drive. With number 2 I walked from day one and healed quicker and was fully healed and driving at 4 weeks.
     
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    ronialive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have my pump lose in the bed with me most of the time and it becomes automatic to move it if it pulls. Maybe be helpful to site n arms or upper stomach to start and avoid legs or lower abdomen so it doesn't pull across scar line. You will be fine and good luck with the baby and blood sugar changes.
     
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    Hi I wear mine in my bra and I did after my c sec xx
     
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