@ElizaBennett - The Foley catheter is the one they leave in for a while. When I was in labor, I could hardly pass any urine for some reason and I thought emptying my bladder might move things along. I asked to be catheterized.
That time, they used an intermittent catheter, not a Foley cath. It had no balloon on it to hold in place--they just stuck it in and removed it after it had done its thing. But the problem returned and that time, I went ahead and got a Foley. I would up with a C-section, too. I had been hooked up to one thing at a time, none of which I wanted to be hooked up to, so it felt good to be getting back to myself again.