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Pregnancy Problems: Birth Blaming and Shaming

C-section shaming. I can’t believe it’s really a thing. But I experienced it — from my childbirth education teacher.

I was excited and terrified about having a baby — not motherhood, but actually… 500 more words


Hanna's Birth Story- Cesarean Support

Back in July 2016 we shared Hanna’s birth stories. An emergency cesarean section, and a planned cesarean section. I first saw Hanna on Instagram and was inspired by her story and determination to better her experience second time around. 1,669 more words


Why researchers are encouraging women to eat and drink during labour

A new research review out of Thomas Jefferson University has found eating and drinking during labour could both lower a woman’s risk of C-section and shorten labour time by as much as an hour. 260 more words


It's a GIRL!

Well, we made it! We actually truly made it to our scheduled C-section date of March 17, 2017! I’ll save the full birth story for another day but I wanted to do an announcement post for all you out there that follow along on our crazy journey. 371 more words


Airway management for Cesarean delivery performed under general anesthesia

Rajagopalan S, et al. (2017) International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia. 29(3) pp. 64-9

Introduction: With the increasing popularity of neuraxial anaesthesia, there has been a decline in the use of general anaesthesia for Caesarean delivery. 68 more words

Airway Management

An audit of Caesarean section surgical site infections with single-use negative pressure wound therapy

Searle, R. & Myers, D. The Journal of Hospital Infection. Published online: February 28, 2017

This article reports audit data from the introduction of a new single-use negative pressure wound therapy system (PICO◊) for Caesarean section (CS) patients with high body mass index (BMI) in four hospitals in the UK and Ireland. 62 more words

Surgical Site Infection

My Ultimate Guide to Your Hospital Bag - everything you need for your baby delivery

A mama-to-be friend of mine is getting very close to her due date and is heading for squeaking bum time. She has started to organise her bag for the hospital visit and asked me for my list of essentials. 721 more words