8 ways to look after yourself after a caesarean section

I was lucky that I knew in advance that I was going to have my caesarean  section, so I had some time to prepare and a revised birth plan. That said, I’m not sure that I really understood how difficult it might be, or the practical ways that my life could be made a little easier. I’m not talking about pain management, as I found paracetamol and ibuprofen more than sufficient, but I mean the psychological effects of being housebound for a little while, and the practical things I didn’t consider. So here is what I learned in those first few weeks. I hope it might help you prepare a little better and also support a new mum who is…

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Tips for writing a caesarean birth plan

Several people have asked me for advice about writing a caesarean  birth plan recently. For various reasons they have been planned, like mine, or they wanted to be prepared in the event it should happen. Small Boy was breech and despite all my wants and preparation for a natural birth, albeit in the consultant led ward of the hospital, that wasn’t to be. Two weeks before my due date I was told that I’d be scheduled for a delivery within the week. Although my plans were dashed, this did mean I had the opportunity to do a bit of planning. I’m not a medical professional, and I’m not going to attempt to give any medical advice here, but I can…

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