What It's REALLY Like
Life after cesarean
So you had a c-section, and now you feel as though you're stapled and taped together. Here's what three new moms said about coming unglued:
I had been dreading taking my Steri-strips off for a week. My incision was
itchy and driving me nuts, and I was afraid to take the tape off because my
hair is starting to grow back. Today, I couldn't stand it anymore - so I got
in the shower and took them off. It wasn't that bad. I am thinking maybe the
water helped. So when it is time to take yours off, try the shower.
-- Marlayna, two weeks postpartum
Better yet, take a long bath. I was supposed to take mine off last Sunday,
but my husband was not looking forward to doing it. So we kept putting it
off. Last night I made him; I went in, took a 15-minute bath, came out.and
[the Steri-strips] came off slicker then heck!
-- Stacy, two weeks postpartum
I did mine last week. I just pulled. It felt better to have them off!
-- Megan, three weeks postpartum
The strips didn't bother me so much as the leftover adhesive did. It was
like super glue!
-- Vanessa, two years postpartum