When I struggle with an area of my life I often want a “redo,” I take the time to assess what I learned from that experience and then try something very similar again. I often hope that my knowledge can help me have a better experience next time around. This has served me well in many areas. However, I wondered if this methodology would work after my first pregnancy, which was high risk and resulted in a traumatic birth. Could I overcome that very difficult experience with a second childbirth?
A cesarean section or C-section, is a surgery to deliver the baby via the abdomen. Learn why theya re necessary and what you can expect step-by-step.
Recovery after a cesarean birth is different than vaginal birth recovery. Although the cesarean may have been necessary, it still is major abdominal surgery. You will need to limit your activities and follow your providers instructions fully. The recovery process after a cesarean usually takes 4-6 weeks and for some much longer.
During labor and delivery, many factors influence the health of both the mother and the baby. The support from a doula has been shown to have significant effects on improving mother and baby health.
How do you go about choosing a VBAC provider? Will they be tolerant or actually supportive of your choice(s)? What is the difference between providers and locations, and why does it even matter?