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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C-section Mums is a finalist in the Blog Awards Ireland

If you have been following all things C-section Mums on the Facebook page you will have seen my announcement that I made it to the finals for Best (Personal) Health and Well Being Blog in the Blog Awards Ireland.  Well you could have blown me down with a feather when I found out, I was just delighted. The site is still in its infancy so to make it to the…

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C-section FAQ: When can I have sex after a C-section?

So you have just had a C-section and are trying to recover from the birth as well as look after your new baby (or babies!).  At some point you may wonder when you can have sex after a C-section (even if your initial thoughts might be to NEVER have sex EVER again!). Before I left the hospital my obstetrician gave me strict instructions about not put anything in my vagina…

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C-section stories: Lucy’s VBAC attempt turned repeat C-section

I found out I was pregnant in July 2008.  I had a miscarriage only a matter of weeks earlier and hadn’t even got my period back!  A scan (in the absence of a LMP) set my due date as St Patrick’s Day 2009 – 17th March.  Having had a whirlwind section on my first I wanted a normal delivery – to attempt a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).  My obstetrician…

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C-section FAQ: How many C-sections can you have?

How long is a piece of string?  There is no black and white answer to how many C-sections a woman can have.  Many people (incorrectly) think that a woman can only have three C-sections.  They worry that by having had one C-section their future family size is immediately restricted.   It is not so simple.  It’s not simple because every C-section is unique and every woman will heal differently. There…

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7 Requests to consider making if you need a C-section

If you need to have a C-section you can try to make the process as calm and positive as possible.  While some may not be possible due to hospital policy, procedure or individual complications with the birth, you should at least discuss some or all of the following with your care giver.   1. Transparent or dropped drape While in most cases an opaque drape will be put in front…

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C-section birth stories: Susan’s 2nd, more gentle, C-section

Susan shares her second C-section which occurred only a matter of weeks ago.  After her dramatic Emergency C-section on her first little boy this second C-section was, for her, much easier and she was able to make requests to make it a more enjoyable experience: Baby 1 was an emcs at 33 weeks; he was in theatre beside us for 8 minutes and I got to give him a kiss,…

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