C-section Tips: Dealing with shoulder pain post C-section

January 28, 2017

You have just had your abdomen cut open and yet here you are, a few hours or days post C-section, and you have an awful pain in your shoulder.  Of course, your shoulder is the last place you expect to feel any pain so you could be left scratching your head about what could possibly be the cause, especially when the incision is on the other side of you body,…


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

May 18, 2016

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…


Things C-section mums DO want to hear

April 7, 2016

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…


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

August 25, 2015

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…


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

June 6, 2015

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…


Tips for recovering from a C-section

May 10, 2015

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…


VIDEO: The family centred caesarean

With C-section rates at an all time high and with many women either requiring or requesting a C-section there is a desire by the patient to make the experience as intimate and less clinical as possible, in so far as surgery can be less clinical. A type of C-section commonly referred to as a family centred, natural or woman-centred caesarean has garnered popularity in recent months. Key aspects of a…

May 6, 2015