C-Section Birth Education and Resources




C-section Birth Education & Resources

Our Goals

At Caesarcare we aim to help inform, empower and celebrate your C-section birth journey.


Childbirth education for women contemplating or planning a C-section birth as well as for women after an emergency C-section. Comprehensive preparation and recovery education and resources.


Empowering women with knowledge, skills, resources and planners for C-section birth and recovery. Also offering one-on-one consultations tailoring for individual needs.


Exploring ways to support women to help enable them to celebrate the transition to motherhood. Helping navigate the limitations and challenges experienced during the postpartum period.


I'm Leonie a C-section Mum, Nurse, Midwife, Author & Educator, and I'm passionate about helping women through their C-section journey with online education, support and resources. Serving women contemplating or planning to birth by C-section plus post-emergency C-sections.

I wouldn't call myself a C-section advocate as such as my hope had been for natural births, however, for medical reasons, I was destined to birth by C-section.

The experience of my own six C-section births has given me the insight and capacity to empathise with women who also had surgical births. I can readily identify with a woman’s fear, pain and incapacity associated with their C-sections.

"I know the importance of being an active participant in your own care to optimise healing and recovery"

We offer comprehensive digital courses, how-to-guides, innovative resources, an eBook and soon to be released C-section Recovery Manual.
We also offer and one-to-one consultations.


SAC (surgical after care) Splint

Designed by Leonie Rastas, the SAC splint is a lightweight washable splint designed to support the incision area, maximise comfort, confidence and facilitate mobility after c-section.

The SAC splint, when held gently against the incision during sudden movements such as coughing, sneezing and laughing provides support and protection.

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"We would all like to help our daughter, daughter-in-law, sister or best friend in the difficult and painful days after a caesarean section. A triple-0 baby suit is good to look at but it does not alleviate the pain. As anyone who has lived through the experience is aware, wound pain is part of the process. That is when the SACsplint helps. At every abdominal movement the muscles try to pull apart the wound. The wound needs splinting and, true to its name, the SACsplint splints the wound. I wholeheartedly recommend the SACsplint to everyone who has undergone abdominal surgery."


Registered Midwife. Master Midwifery. Lecturer BA MID.

"The SACsplint is an innovative post operative tool particularly useful after Caesarean births. The SACsplint has been designed and produced by a midwife with intimate knowledge of the discomfort associated with surgical birth.

I am pleased to endorse this product as an effective and valuable resource for women following a caesarean birth."


Physiotherapist.BAppSc(HM) Doctor of Physiotherapy

"Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) such as pneumonia following surgery can increase a patient’s length of stay in hospital & reduce quality of life. Deep breathing & coughing exercises are commonly prescribed by physiotherapists as a way to reduce the risk of developing PPC. The SACsplint is an easy to use, fit for purpose product that supports the physiotherapist in providing this treatment."



"Really helpful when getting up from bed to support stitches. A good size"
- Cindy

"Really Good very handy  just the right size"
- Tanya

"Very helpful for my cough worked really well"
- Lisa

"Fantastic for use when coughing, the firmness was excellent"

- Clare

"Caesarcare has been amazing in so many ways. The bag of goodies gave me a lot of information and products I didn’t even know I needed. The splint provided great support for my wound following my emergency caesarean surgery and I still use it one week later. Leonie has also been very supportive answering any questions I have had. I would recommend Caesarcare to anyone who is thinking about or is having a caesarean "

- Sarah


"Fantastic help for mums a great resource for hospitals to supply."
- Midwife Ali

"The splint was really helpful a brilliant idea."

- Midwife Athena

Our team

Caesarcare collaborates with a team of consultants specialising in three key dimensions of healthcare - physical, mental and spiritual.

Leonie & Veijo Rastas

Co-Directors & Founder of Caesarcare, Registered Nurse & Midwife, Author, Educator and 6 time C-section birth Mamma.

Rebecca McQueen

Consultant in Maternal Mental Health (Perinatal Mental)Director Birth Sense Australia, Registered Nurse. (BsN), Certified Childbirth Educator (CBE), Grad Cert Mental Health. 

Michelle Buggy

Consultant in Mental Health & Woman’s health. MA of Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy,

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