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Welcome to C-section Mums!

Welcome to C-section mums!  This site is, you guessed it, all about C-sections.  It is designed to be informative, non judgemental and supportive.  A growing number of women are facing C-sections to birth their babies.  Some by choice, some not by choice. Every journey is unique.  Some will feel elated and some traumatised.  No one can judge another person’s journey. C-section mums will aim to provide information in a non…

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C-section FAQ: How long will my C-section take?

Every type of surgery takes a differing amount of time.  From very quick routine surgery to long, complex operations that span hours.  Thankfully C-sections are generally routine and straight forward so the short answer to “how long will my C-section take?” is: not very long at all though it depends on what you include. For me my first happened very fast as it wasn’t planned.  I was told I would…

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Final call for votes in the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards

If you have been keeping in touch with the C-section Mums Facebook page you will have seen that I was shortlisted in two categories in the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards; Best Parenting Blog (Personal) and Best Health and Well Being Blog (Personal). Yay! To make it to the finals there is an element of public vote. Not so yay! Anyway, needs must so I come asking for your help to…

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C-section news: Call for more counselling for women who show birth preference for C-section

A study of 6,500 pregnant women, the results of which have been published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, has highlighted the need for the right support, advice and accurate communication of risks and benefits for women who request a C-section for non medical reasons. The results of the study, carried out by Dr Elsa-Lena Ryding from the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and colleagues, show women…

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12 (normal) ways you may feel after a C-section….but hopefully not all at the same time!

Having a baby is an emotional time.  It is a major life event.  The mix of hormones and sleep deprivation makes it hard enough without adding the recovery from major surgery into the mix.  It is like riding an emotional rollercoaster.    Sometimes it can feel as though your emotions are out of control but rest assured it is very normal to experience a huge range of feelings post any birth…

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Things C-section mums DO want to hear

As a C-section mum there are plenty of post-birth comments that I have received.  Most are well-meaning though often a little thoughtless.  I recently shared an article on the C-section mums Facebook page that outlined 4 things that C-section mums don’t want to hear, written by Laura Lifshitz on Popsugar.com I had a very similar post in my draft folder which was based on an old post I published on…

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C-section FAQ: What do I wear during a C-section?

Childbirth is certainly not the time to be worrying about your appearance but you may wonder “what will I wear during a C-section?”  Starting from the top down here is what I wore: Shower cap Ok, it’s probably more a surgical cap but it looks like a shower cap.  It was green.  Very attractive (not!).  See photo below! Surgical gown Yes, those lovely backless numbers.  If you are walking to…

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