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10 Things every mum-to-be should know about C-sections

One of the biggest issues for C-section Mums is that many are totally unprepared for a C-section.  I include myself in that group.  I walked aimlessly to theatre on my first not knowing what to expect.  One thing I try to encourage for ALL mums-to-be is to prepare for the possibility of a C-section even if it is the last thing on your mind.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Being prepared for…

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C-section birth stories: Four time C-section Mum Elizabeth shares her journey and her lessons learned

Elizabeth from Life on Hushabye Farm shares the journey which led to her delivering her four children by C-section as well as sharing some valuable lessons in delivering babies by C-section: On my first pregnancy I followed all the usual patterns, I imagined the middle of the night dash to hospital, the ‘epic’ breaking of waters, the monumental effort of delivery and the arrival of my little baby. However, as…

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C-section birth stories: Olivia’s twins born via C-section

Olivia writes about her Caesarean section experience with Twins: Just over five years ago my twin boy and girl were born via C-section. For most of my pregnancy of 36 weeks I had maintained that I wanted to deliver naturally, only faltering on the odd occasion when I panicked at the thought of delivering what my obstetrician kept referring to as ‘very big babies’. I thought a section would be…

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C-section birth stories: Lisa’s Emergency C-section after induction

We chat to Lisa, of BadMammy.com, about her Emergency C-section experience: Thanks Lisa for sharing your C-section journey. To start perhaps you would include how many children you have and how many were born by C-section: I’ve got one child, a son named Eliott, and he was born by Emergency C Section in March 2014. Can you tell me how long ago it is since your C-section occurred and a…

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C-section birth stories: Eimear shares her two different C-section births

Today we catch up with Eimear from Chirps of a Little Red Hen about the births of her two children, both of whom were born via C-section. Thanks for sharing your C-section journey. To start perhaps you would include how many children you have and how many were born by C-section: I’m a proud mum of two and both were born via C-Section. My first was born via emergency C-Section…

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C-section News: Would you want to watch your own C-section?

Patients at Crestwood Medical Centre in Huntsville, Alabama have been given the opportunity to watch their own C-sections. Traditionally an opaque drap is hung in front of the mother’s face (from around the chest area) blocking out what is happening on the other side. For many, particularly the squeamish, this is a welcome barrier to what otherwise may be an uncomfortable or upsetting sight.  For others this is a barrier…

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

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…

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Tips for recovering from a C-section

While you might be planning an all-natural birth there are, unfortunately, no guarantees in child-birth. I learned that first hand. With C-section rates at an all-time high, ensuring that you are up to speed on the ins and outs of C-sections can help to prevent any last-minute panics if your baby’s birth takes a sudden change of direction. My first section was very much unplanned and as I walked into…

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

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…

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