(Closed) delivery…where does it all go?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

They have towels and a cloth and at least in the hospitals I had clinicals in, pretty much a big trash bag at the end of the bed. 

Post # 4
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

they have these puppy-pad like things and blankets and nurses clear them away throughout the process.  that and you don’t notice any of it because you’re otherwise occupied.

Post # 5
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

They clean as they go, you don’t notice it at all with everything else going on. When I gave birth I felt (sorry TMI) a gush of fluid come out after the baby. I think they have a little pan or something catching it all, when I got up to pee after my stitches nothing was on the floor. I wasn’t in stirrups, my husband and a nurse each had a leg. Under my bum there was like a little tray table thingy covered in plastic, so every time there was blood or fluid the doctor just wiped it away and tossed it in the sanitary container right there. But it’s actually not as much as you’d think really!

Post # 6
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I gave birth in a free-standing birth center (out of hospital) and they just had chux pads underneath. They just took them out from under me when I got up to shower after delivery and had fresh ones there when I got out. 

Post # 7
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

They have a bucket on the end of the bed on the floor for the big gush KatyElle was talking about. They also used disposable pads under your bottom. They clean it up pretty quickly and you don’t really notice so much. Once the placenta comes out they inspect it, so don’t be suprised if you see them doing this (warning-placentas are gross).

Post # 8
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

They put the placenta in a little tray. It’s really gross, and since you’ll likely be starving, don’t look at it if at all possible haha!

Post # 10
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not gonna lie I’ve wondered the same thing. Glad the OP asked this question. Not something to look forward to, but holding that sweet baby takes the cake. 🙂

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