I'm Leonie, 

The 'C-section Recovery Whisperer'® 

...supporting mothers and babies after caesarean birth.

Do you want help mastering your caesarean birth recovery?

You’ve come to the right place!

 Get evidence-based strategies from midwife Leonie, author, educator, c-section mama & postnatal expert.

The truth of the matter is….Postnatal Education & Follow-up care has often been regarded as the ‘Cinderella’ of maternity care.

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with every purchase of our acclaimed C-section Recovery Manual, you'll get a bonus Surgical After Care (SAC) splint.

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A caesarean birth is a possibility for every pregnancy and can come as a shock for you.


Caesarcare offers you antenatal and postnatal education  to help you understand the process.

There are many myths about C-sections; at Caesarcare, we believe in providing enough information to ensure realistic expectations in case of an unplanned C-section.

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Often a thousand questions pop up after arriving home from hospital..

and that's quite normal as it's hard to take in much information in hospital especially when you are taking powerful pain medication that can sometimes fog your mind and make it hard to remember things you've been told. 

Couple that with the excitement of introducing your gorgeous new baby to friends and family and the overwhelming fatigue from the major surgery. You can be forgiven for not remembering all your post-natal instructions. I know ...I've been there!

I'd love to help you fill in the information gaps on a free 15-minute call below, simply leave your name and leave your number and I'll call you back at the time that suits you.

I cant wait to see how I can help you.

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Introducing the

SAC splint 

The surgical after care (SAC) splint is an innovative midwife designed wound splint created to simulate the traditional cushion or rolled towel.

The wearable splint is used for support during sudden movements such as coughing, sneezing, vomiting and even laughing!

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Post Op and Caesarean SAC splints
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We don't just care about your birth, we care about YOU and your recovery...


Cesarean birth is classified as major surgery, as it should be because it's definitely no easy way out.

It takes great courage to undergo major surgery whilst fully conscious in most cases!

We want to help you have the best possible experience. We've prepared an eBook to help you navigate the early days, and the 6 weeks postpartum, so you can truly be the HERO of your birth story.

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Leonie Rastas is The C-section Recovery Whisperer® who helps women after caesarean birth go from fear, overwhelm, pain and fatigue to feeling relaxed, confident and strong with well managed pain.

Leonie is an award-winning nurse, a midwife, educator, and co-author of the acclaimed ‘C-section Recovery Manual’. She has appeared on podcasts, webinars and interviews both in Australia and the UK.

Leonie lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with her husband and collection of precious books and journals. She can often be found cruising around the coast in their beloved campervan named ‘Louis’ offering C-section recovery workshops.


I love how practicable, uncomplicated and innovative Leonie’s eBook is. Whilst I found the whole content very helpful, I found the “scheduled day of birth” section the most useful as she informed me of a lot of the things that I was “wondering about” ahead of the big day, and I hadn’t been able to source such info anywhere else. Leonie’s knowledge and experience gained over decades of work in the maternity wards and academia shines through at every juncture. Highly recommend! 




I have had x 4 C-Sections and the information in this wonderful book would have been just so helpful at the time.
Leonie is so thorough and I can’t think of an area she doesn’t cover. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is pregnant or even to buy as a gift for expecting mothers. 



"Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) such as pneumonia following surgery can increase a patients length of stay in hospital & reduce the 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 easy to use, fit for purpose product that supports the physiotherapist in providing this treatment."



"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."


The eBook from Caesarcare was really helpful after I had my twins by C-section. The chapter on post-op recovery gave me some great tips for managing my pain and supporting my stitches. It was good to read about the early weeks at home also.




This was such a helpful resource for my daughter anticipating her caesarean birth. She found the tips for planning for hospital and returning home so helpful. It was such an asset in approaching surgery as it was important information given in a calming and supportive way. It helped her understand what to expect and helped her to formulate questions for her doctor. She also used the splint during her recovery and found it very helpful at a time when she was having to hold her baby for long periods. This is an excellent resource for anyone anticipating a caesarian and is highly recommended.



I had a liver transplant in May 2021. I was encouraged to cough a lot which was really painful with the large cut on my right side. The SAC splint really helped cushion the area and reduce the pain when I coughed.


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