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Your Bladder

You may have trouble urinating at first. Your bladder may be numb for a few hours after delivery.

Suggestions:
Ask for help your first time out of bed to empty your bladder 
Sit comfortably on the toilet 
Try listening to the sound of running water in the sink or pour warm water over the perineum, if you feel burning in your stitches 
Try urinating in a tub of warm water 
If you are unable to urinate in the hospital, a catheter (small tube) may be temporarily inserted to empty your bladder. It is generally removed 8-12 hours after insertion.


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