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

September 19, 2016

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…


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

January 17, 2016

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…


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

October 18, 2015

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…


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

September 16, 2015

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…


C-section FAQ: What happens before, during and after a C-section?

May 12, 2015

Knowing what happens during a C-section can be an exceptionally useful piece of knowledge for any mum-to-be whether or not you plan on having one.  In this article we take a general look at what will happen before, during and after a C-section.  Obviously every hospital worldwide will have different policies so it is a good idea to ask what your hospitals own policies are when preparing for the birth…


C-section FAQ: What is a C-section and why would it be performed?

May 8, 2015

It is helpful, even if you are not planning a C-section, to at least know the basics: What is a C-section? and why would one be carried out at all? What is a C-section? A C-section, also known as a Cesarean or Ceasarean is the birth of a baby through an incision in the abdomen. The incision is usually made horizontally just below the bikini line however in certain circumstances…


C-section FAQ: When can I drive after my C-section?

May 7, 2015

One of the biggest inconveniences after a C-section is the fact that driving is not recommended initially. You have just had major abdominal surgery and will be tender around the scar area.  Your body needs time to heal before being fit enough to drive a car. The big question of course is When can I drive after my C-section? Many say no driving for six weeks. In my personal case…