I'm Leonie Rastas, a C-section mum, nurse, midwife, author, educator & C-section recovery whisperer.
I help you with your C-section recovery journey:
- Providing antenatal education specific to C-section births
- How to enhance healing so you can get back to exercise, driving & normal activities in the easiest, and safest way.
- Learning strategies to best manage your pain
- Learning how to care for your scar
- How to monitor your healing progress
- Learning to feel strong, proud & confident in your transition to motherhood
- Explore vaginal birth options for birthing future babies.
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The birth plan template will help you to:
- Begin the conversation about your wishes for your cesarean birth.
- Explore your options in theatre and post-operative pain relief.
- Discuss your cultural practices with your healthcare provider.
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A C-section birth is a possibility for every pregnancy and often comes as a shock, especially if unplanned and unwanted.
Caesarcare offers antenatal education and a C-section Birth plan to help you understand the process, the risks and benefits and the impact on the postpartum recovery.
There are many myths about C-sections; at Caesarcare, we aim to share important evidence-based information. We believe in providing enough information to ensure realistic expectations in case of an unplanned C-section.
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Are you feeling overwhelmed after your C-section?
Most people don't know what's needed to help themselves best recover after major surgery. We've created online postnatal education specifically for you to help you post C-section. We help you to manage your pain, grow in confidence, enhance your recovery & enjoy your babies.
Approximately 18% of women have unscheduled and maybe unwanted Cesarean births. It's important that you acknowledge that you will not only take home a newborn to nurture but also a surgical wound that needs care and attention too.
We believe every woman who has a Cesarean birth deserves to get the knowledge and resources to support your recovery.
How about you, did your healthcare providers offer comprehensive education for your recovery and prevention of complications?
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- That every woman deserves to be fully informed and prepared for her C-section birth, whether it be a scheduled or an emergency birth.
- The birth of your baby is way too precious to be hijacked by anxiety, fear or stigma!
- That surgical birth and recovery is not easy, but you can control many aspects & still have a wonderfully calm & happy birth experience and smooth recovery. To help you prepare for your C-section Birth we have prepared a Birth plan template
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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.
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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!
We value dignity and respect for all births & we want you to have all the resources you need for a smooth recovery. We want to help you feel proud, strong and confident after your major surgery. .
We understand that antenatal education doesn't always address C-section birth, so we want to help bridge that knowledge gap for you.
Childbirth education for women contemplating or having a planned C-section birth as well as for women after an emergency C-section. Offering comprehensive preparation and recovery education and resources.
Empowering women with knowledge, skills, resources and planners for C-section birth and recovery. Encouraging you to feel proud, strong & confident.
We also offer one-on-one consultations tailoring for individual needs.
We celebrate the strength and bravery of every woman who births by C-section.
We encourage women to embrace their scar as a symbol of life, hope, and love. Celebrate the badge of fame, rather than shame.
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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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 patient’s 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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