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-Discharge home today
-Pelvic rest and no lifting greater than 10 pounds for 6 weeks
-No driving for 2 weeks
-Continue breast feeding every 2 hours during the day and 3-4 at night
-Follow up if pain not controlled, foul smelling vaginal discharge, increased vaginal bleeding, signs of infection on incision, or other problems
-Tylenol 500-1000mg every 6 hours as needed for pain
-Colace (over the counter stool softener) 100mg orally twice daily for the next 2-3 weeks
-Resume Prenatal Vitamins daily for 2 months post breast feeding
-Daily iron and vitamin C until 6-week follow-up
 
 
MATERNAL WARNING SIGNS AND REPORTABLE SYMPTOMS:
· Bleeding that soaks a pad every hour for 2 hours
· Foul smelling vaginal discharge
· Fever of 100.4 or higher
· Unrelieved incisional or abdominal pain
· Swelling, redness, discharge, or bleeding from your cesarean, episiotomy, or T-tie incision
· Your incision begins to separate
· Frequent urination, pain with or inability to urinate
· No bowel movement within 4 days of giving birth, or discomfort related to constipation
· Severe headaches or any type of visual disturbance
· Flu-like symptoms
· Pain or redness in one or both of your breasts
· Pain, warmth, tenderness, or swelling in one or both of your legs, especially the calf area
· Signs of postpartum depression

If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, call your OB Provider or Hot Springs Health hospital.

It was a pleasure caring for you to today.  Thank you for choosing Hot Springs Health!
-Discharge home today
-Pelvic rest and no lifting greater than 10 pounds for 6 weeks
-No driving for 2 weeks
-Continue breast feeding every 2 hours during the day and 3-4 at night
-Follow up if pain not controlled, foul smelling vaginal discharge, increased vaginal bleeding, signs of infection on incision, or other problems
-Tylenol 500-1000mg every 6 hours as needed for pain
-Colace (over the counter stool softener) 100mg orally twice daily for the next 2-3 weeks
-Resume Prenatal Vitamins daily for 2 months post breast feeding
-Daily iron and vitamin C until 6-week follow-up


MATERNAL WARNING SIGNS AND REPORTABLE SYMPTOMS:
· Bleeding that soaks a pad every hour for 2 hours
· Foul smelling vaginal discharge
· Fever of 100.4 or higher
· Unrelieved incisional or abdominal pain
· Swelling, redness, discharge, or bleeding from your cesarean, episiotomy, or T-tie incision
· Your incision begins to separate
· Frequent urination, pain with or inability to urinate
· No bowel movement within 4 days of giving birth, or discomfort related to constipation
· Severe headaches or any type of visual disturbance
· Flu-like symptoms
· Pain or redness in one or both of your breasts
· Pain, warmth, tenderness, or swelling in one or both of your legs, especially the calf area
· Signs of postpartum depression

If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, call your OB Provider or Hot Springs Health hospital.

It was a pleasure caring for you to today. Thank you for choosing Hot Springs Health!

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