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Pre c-section lab work

Postby stacey0513 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:09 pm

Does anyone know what they are testing for with pre c-section lab work? I have my c-section on Dec 9th and was told I needed to get some blood work done Dec 8th. I was just curious since I never had to do this last time since it was an emergancy section.
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Postby kc12345 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:22 pm

They'll be testing your blood to confirm what type you are (they have to do it before every surgery regardless if you've had it done before) as a precautionary measure should you need blood during your c-section. Likely they drew blood from you when you were first admitted with your last pregnancy (as they typically do at every birth) for the same reason... in case you had an emergency during birth and needed blood quickly. Best of luck with your birth!!!! Congrats!
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Postby stacey0513 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:55 pm

Oh ok thanks a bunch! She said it wasn't a fasting one so I figured it wasn't to check any levels or anything.
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Postby Shannon88 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:25 pm

Yes, it is just like any other pre-op labs that would be done. Good luck! December 8th is my B-day!!
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