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Top Ten Signs Your Doctor Is Planning To Perform an Unnecessary Cesarean Section on You

Posted by Sarah Meder on Thursday, August 29, 2013, In : Caesarean Section 
By Jonathan Weinstein, MD, FACOG

1. Arrives on the labour ward immediately after office hours and says, “I just don’t think this baby is going to fit.”

2. Third Trimester, Routine Office Visit, “I think this is going to be a big baby. You should just have a c-section” –

ACOG has very specific guidelines for when it is appropriate to offer a patient an elective C/S for MACROSOMIA (fancy word for large baby). ‘Prophylactic (elective) cesarean delivery may be considered for suspect...
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Doula Care for a C-section

Posted by Sarah Meder on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Caesarean Section 
There is no other major surgery of it's kind where you will be handed a newborn baby immediately afterwards and expected to care for it, and there are very few other major surgeries where you will be wide-awake and fully conscious of what is taking place.

A c-section is a very remarkable and sometimes overwhelming experience for both the mother and the father, so having a familiar, caring presence with you during surgery can offer immense relief to both parents. While many medical professional...
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Natural C-section

Posted by Sarah Meder on Monday, November 12, 2012, In : Caesarean Section 
You may have longed and hoped for a natural birth, but fate had something else in store and an elective c-section has become the fabulous life-saving technology it was always intended to be! While you can be glad of this option to delivery your baby safely, you may mourn the loss of a powerful natural birth and some of the benefits it offers, such as immediate skin to skin and delayed cord clamping. How can you bring these special elements into an elective c-section?

Enter the Natural C-Sectio...
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How to plan for your c-section

Posted by Sarah Meder on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, In : Caesarean Section 
First, make sure you check out the article called "A c-section, but naturally"!

Penny Simpkin is an American author of several books and is an outspoken birth activist since 1968.

If you find yourself in place where a c-section has become the best and safest option for the birth of your child, then this is the document for you. This download is aimed at helping you take charge of your birth and offers suggestions on how to best deal with the birth by c-section. Mothers having a c-section need t...
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All about C-sections

Posted by Sarah on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, In : Caesarean Section 
These days your biggest worry about the your baby's birth might be whether it should be by c-section or by vaginal birth. However, it was only as long ago as when your own mother was born (or maybe your grandmother) that the biggest concern for a pregnant woman was whether she would live through the experience.

Three things we can be very grateful for these days: Modern Medicine, Good Nutrition, and C-sections! It is because of these three things that the potential deaths of women and their ba...
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Hypnobirth

Posted by Sarah Meder on Monday, July 13, 2009, In : Hypnobirth 

Hypnobirth is method developed by an american woman which helps labouring women enter a state of deep relaxation in order to diminish the pain of childbirth. This technique can be used whether you choose vaginal birth or c-section. Women who have had emergency c-sections have reported finding the technique very useful in such a stressful situation.

International website - www.hypnobirthing.com/

Local Resources

Kim Young (Northern & Southern Suburbs, Cape Town) www.beautifullyborn.co.za

HYPN...


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Informed Choice


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