Cesarean Section (C-Section)

C-Section for NZ Women


September 14th, 2011 Posted in What's New?

The C-Panty, after cesarean underwear, is on special for the first time in NZ.




Check out www.csection.co.nz  for the special prices.

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Save on C-Section Recovery

July 3rd, 2011 Posted in C Section

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Worried about numbness around your incision?

June 3rd, 2011 Posted in Problems after cesarean section

Are you worried about a numb spot or area around your incision?

A c-section is abdominal surgery. You have had major changes to yuor body. Our body protects iteself by noticing changes in our body. Our body alerts us through pain and the nervous system if there is anything different happening to our body. So yes, your body will be trying to let you know about the c-section and all that changes that have happened to it. In fact your body will be so aware – that you will need painkillers straight after the operation.

But what about at home? You will notice changes around your incision. The first time you touch your incision it will feel strange. In fact, my husband was the ‘brave’ one, who touched mine first. It is very normal to be worried about changes in our bodies.

You may find you have numb areas on or around your incision. They feel different and unusual. If you are worried about anything to do with your incision, however minor, please get it checked out. You have a new-born baby to care for and you don’t want to lose more sleep worrying about your incision.

If you are in doubt about anything to do with your incision, or if you are worried, please get it checked out and let yourself get some rest… you deserve it!

For me, the numberness surrounded only the last 5 cms on the right-hand side of my incision and stayed like that for months. Thankfully, it eventually went away. All I can let you know is my personal experience – a medical professional will be able to let you know what is happening with your body. There is no substitute for getting the right help for you when you need it.

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My 3 Must-Haves after C-Section

May 10th, 2011 Posted in About C Section

My three must-haves after C-Section

1) Help – easily my number one ‘must-have’ – but I don’t think it matters where the source of help comes from – ie partner taking time off work, to mother coming to stay and even paid cleaning help.

2) Comfortable Underwear – both for personal comfort and to help recovery. I would not have a c-section in the future without a supply of C-Panty underwear.

3) Knowledge – understanding whether the pain and tingling sensations around the incision were normal or whether they required medical attention. I had some worries, only to be told all good. Luckily I never had any complications, but if you are unsure of anything – get it looked at! I had a great book on c-section recovery and also used the internet for information. Both were invaluable.

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The cost of Recovery

April 4th, 2011 Posted in Complications after Cesarean

We all want to be good mothers, and as mothers we all want what is best for our baby. We make sure we get everything our baby needs.

But what about ourselves? I had a c-section and did not buy anything for my own comfort. I had a c-section birth with my fourth baby – but the baby blues were harder for me, as I did not feel special. I could not wear my own underwear. I was wearing granny underwear with 2 sanitary pads – one across the incision area and one for normal blood. These pads flapped around each time I went to toilet, reminding me of how ‘un-beautiful’ I felt. Having had 3 babies previously, I knew it didn’t have to be like this. It felt archaic and in no way helped with my emotional recovery after my c-section birth.

I wish I had treated myself to a few things to help my recovery. Just a few things that made me feel special and pampered. I believe this would of helped my recovery after the c-section and helped me feel good about myself.

A friend, who had 4 children, once told me that ‘What’s best for mother is best for baby’ – I really understood this, when I was struggling with my decision to give up breastfeeding after the birth of my first baby….why didn’t I understand that it was just as useful in caring for myself after my c-section.

Love your baby – but don’t forget to love yourself. You have given birth, but you have also had abdominal surgery.

Go on, SPOIL YOURSELF after your c-section.

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Can you get it?

March 18th, 2011 Posted in C Section

Bending over while you are healing from your c-section can be a difficult and painful task.

What if you drop something?

A great idea would be a Reacher Tool. This can help you stay upright and grab all of those hard to reach items with a clever tool.

Take care of yourself after your c-section. You have had a baby, but you need to take care of yourself.

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Vaginal or natural birth?

January 28th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized

I found a great article on viewing the vaginal birth as natural birth……

Language: The word vagina just isn’t one we use much.  That means that “vaginal delivery” becomes “natural delivery”. Ok, “natural” to me means squatting in the woods with a stick in your teeth, not amped up on an epidural. Most moms, however, do have a bit of pharmaceutical or medical help (nothing wrong with that either!) But, since we can’t say “vaginal” in the good ole USA where teens wear shorts cut up to there and people love Lady Gaga, we call it “natural”. Does that default to c-section as”unnatural”?

I can’t begin to count the number of people who either asked “Did you have natural delivery” or commented “Oh, I had natural delivery”.  And they weren’t talking about in a hot tub with a doula!!  They were talking bout a typical pharmaceutical assisted vaginal delivery. I wasn’t thrilled to have a c-section but I certainly didn’t have a hang up about it either. It did irritate me, however, to hear a birth experience contrasted as “natural”.

The rest of the article is available at http://blog.mom4life.com/mom-4-life-news-and-giveaways/meet-the-inventor/ok-c-section-moms-what’s-the-big-deal/

The C-Panty, after cesarean underwear, is also available in Australia at www.cpanty.com.au or www.csection.com.au

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Driving after C-Section – myth or not?

December 6th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized

There are many conflicting stories concerning driving after a c-section.

Should you or shouldn’t you?

It all depends on two basic facts:

  1. Does your insurance company cover you after a c-section?
  2. Does your doctor say you are OK to drive?
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Having a Bath after C-section

December 1st, 2010 Posted in C Section

I read lots of info about when to have a bath after a c-section and decided I would do it when I was ready. I liked showers straight after – due to being easy and clean – but I am a bath person and enjoy the relax. I had my first bath about a week after the c-section and that was lovely – no looking back – I even had baby in the bath with me.

I have always bathed my babies in the bath with me – they love the warm bath – and I am happy that I do not have to have the back-breaking task of bending over a baby bath.

I do not use a baby bath as I have never got on with any baby bath…. for me, I’ve always bathed baby in the big bath with baby propped up on my legs. It’s easy, natural and free. It is lovely to have someone to help baby in and out of the bath though – but I also been prepared with a towel placed in a rocking baby seat next to the bath and baby usually loves that for 5-10 minutes while I enjoy my bath… it all makes for a more relaxing bath for all!

Enjoy your bath.

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