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Stitches or Staples for the “Crunchy” C-Section

Stitches or Staples for the “Crunchy” C-Section

  There are many things you need to learn to prepare for a Cesarean Section.  An often neglected topic that can drastically improve your C-Section recovery, is deciding how you want your incision to be sealed. Even if you have had a C-Section before, TALK to your doctor about your surgery. Make sure you are both on the same page. Do NOT assume that everything will be the same as it was with your last one. Lets talk C-Section closures:…

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Finding Peace with C-Sections as a Crunchy Mom

Finding Peace with C-Sections as a Crunchy Mom

After going through the process I detailed in my first two posts of this series (first & second), I still felt like C-Sections were necessary evils. I was mostly telling myself I would be accepting of a Cesarean, but I was doing everything possible to go into labor and have a vaginal delivery. Who wouldn’t, right? The bad thing was that I was stressing myself out, and obsessing over having an unmedicated, all-natural birth. I kept assuring myself and others…

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Quest to VBAC

Quest to VBAC

  Last post I talked about the heartbreak I felt after the birth of my firstborn. Since it ended in a C-Section, I was determined to have my unmedicated, all-natural birth the second time around. I obsessively researched the best exercises to do during pregnancy, religiously took my prenatals and iron pills, monitored and controlled my gestational diabetes like a boss, and- when I was getting close and past my estimated due date- looked into the most effective methods to…

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The Heartbreak After The C-Section

The Heartbreak After The C-Section

  My son wailed in the heated bassinet a few steps away, and the nurses were running around trying to find a heated blanket so they could lay him on my chest. I felt like an incubator that was no longer useful. I did not feel like a mother. This was not how motherhood should have begun. Not with a C-Section. A rush of “feel-good” hormones should have replaced my exhaustion. Endorphins were supposed to make me forget any pain…

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