There are four important words that I would like you to remember, Mama: Caesarean Birth IS birth. It doesn’t matter whether your babe passes under your pelvic bone or over it. You BIRTH them.
With 30-40 percent of babies experiencing a caesarean birth (up to 90 percent in some countries – Brazil, I’m looking at you!), we need to talk about caesareans. Far too often I hear of mamas who feel guilty that they aren’t able to birth naturally. As if their body has failed them, and they, in turn, have failed their baby. I hear of mamas who feel disconnected from their birth. Who hear those dreaded ‘failure to progress’ words. Who are terrified of the surgery. Who feel very alone. And who listen in as it all unfolds but don’t feel part of the process. Or of mamas who just catch a glimpse of their babe before being subjected to several lonely hours of stitching and recovery, whilst their man waits upstairs with their new babe. Mamas who receive the unsolicited sad + sympathetic platitudes from friends and strangers when they share the fact they had a caesarean birth (a quick heads up people… ‘oh poor you’ or ‘at least you have a healthy baby’ is NOT the best response).
No more. It is time to own your caesarean, mama. It is YOUR birth experience and can be just as awesome as any vaginal birth. The Positive Caesarean Birth issue is bursting with positive caesarean birth stories, empowering insights from mamas who have been there before, and the specific information required to get your medical team onboard with your preferred caesarean birth experience. It is perfect reading for any mama that is terrified of a caesarean birth, already anticipating a caesarean birth, or who is healing from a caesarean birth (whether that was last week or years ago).
In the Positive Caesarean issue, you will hear personal experience from celebrity birth coach Hollie de Cruz (London Hypnobirthing), insights into caesarean birth from world-renowned birth photographer Monet Moutrie (Cord Mamas) , the details of a caesarean-specific hypnobirthing course from Melissa Spilsted (Hypnobirthing Australia and Hypnobubs), the research behind the recent developments in natural and maternal-assisted caesareans from Lindsey Middlemiss (The Newbury Doula), and MORE. The Positive Caesarean issue has got you covered.
Stand up and request the birth you want, mama. With the Positive Caesarean Birth issue, you will find the information you need to articulate your birth preferences, find the strength to have the required conversations with your care providers, and find love and connection from the raw and beautiful birth stories shared by mothers who experienced both planned and unplanned caesareans.
Are you ready to ROCK your caesarean birth? Get your copy of the Positive Caesarean issue right now for just A$7 (approx US$5.3 and £3.8) by clicking here: Positive Caesarean Birth.