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Tips to actually get some sleep in uncomfortable hospital beds?
Having c/s & SPD & trouble sleeping anyway!

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#26 JBM2B

Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:40 PM

Sounds like you were on a trolley rather than a bed, the beds at our hospital were so comfortable (i spent time in 2 different hospitals 34-36 weeks and again after he was born for 6 days). They also had an additional pad placed on them so they were lovely and soft.

#27 mamma2miracles

Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:46 PM

I spent a night in hospital at 34 weeks with both my boys and found as you say the beds were so uncomfortable.  I also had SPD and sciatica with DS2.

After birth (two c-sections) they were heaven, it was so nice to be able to sleep on my back again!  You're also on a few painkillers after a c-section and that too will help you sleep.  Believe me, the bed is much more comfortable once the baby is out and in the bassinette beside you.

#28 hayley05

Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:04 PM

i had to stay in hospital before my 1st was born, was about 7 1/2 mths along didnt sleep well, but when i had my daughter c/s i slept incredibly well at 1 point i had a nurse come in and wake me to tell me my baby had been crying for over 10 minutes, lol. i think if you are tired you will be able to get the sleep you need. also if you can take a pillow they are never comfortable

#29 Soontobegran

Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:56 PM

Go home to your own bed after the first day or so?

Plenty of friends and family have done it. Why would you want to be cooped up for 6 days in a hospital instead of being with your family?

Clearly it is not an option the OP wishes to explore or she would have asked a completely different question. mellow.gif
And your questioning ' why she would want to be cooped up for 6 days in hospital instead of with her family" is , TBH, none of your business however there are many reasons why a women who is having an elective C/S would actually prefer to have a few days in hospital to recover, none of which she needs to explain to anyone, particularly to the judgemental folk on EB.

#30 jactela

Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:07 AM

if you take your own pillow etc make sure they arent white so they dont get mixed up with the hospital linen. If you stuff goes to the laundry, it will never be seen again!

#31 LunaLovegood

Posted 08 September 2009 - 08:19 AM

STBG you of all people should know the benefits of uninstitutionalising healthy women having babies in hospitals. If OP wishes to actually get away from her family after having a new baby then so be it, stay the full 6 days or whatever. What if she isn't even aware that she can be discharged early and that option is actually available to her if she wanted it? I couldn't wait to go home and be in my own bed after givoing birth, not only because of the comfort of my own bed, but I also can't sleep with all the hospital noise around me. Of course my personal preference is to be with my family and I guess stupid me to assume that other people feel the same way.

#32 biene_maja

Posted 08 September 2009 - 11:23 AM

Ladies, ladies.. no fighting please!

LunaLovegood - You're partially right. I didn't actually know that I could be discharged early after having a c/s. I knew you can do that after an uncomplicated vaginal birth.

If I feel well enough to go home early I'd definitly think about it but if I have gestational diabetes again (test results back today) and as a result my baby has to spend a few days in special care (like my first DD had to) then I'd rather stay the whole time and be with my newborn.

My DD#1 will be well taken care of by DH and they'll visit me every day.

We also don't have any other family around to help us so if I'm still in quite a bit of pain I thought I'd get more rest in hospital than at home with an active toddler and a newborn.

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