🔵 Fear of the unknown, fear of pain and immobility
🔵 Fear of not coping with pain
🔵 Feeling anxious and frightened
There is a common myth that Caesarean birth is taking the easy way out. Some women even feel guilt and shame after c-sections. The lack of childbirth education specific to C-section recovery is reported by many women. This can lead to what should be joyous into one marred by fear and trepidation. Pain at the surgical site is only one of the pains associated with C-section birth so much more information and support is needed to help women in managing pain and discomfort.
Caesarcares' eCourse on Holistic Pain Management attempts to bridge that gap.
I get it, any surgery can be scary and concerns are real! But I’ve worked with and seen thousands of women in theatre and the postnatal period over many years and I am here to can help you.
I can explain the pains you may experience, the reason and the most effective evidence-based treatment from both my extensive professional practice and my own C-sections.
Leonie here and I want to tell you a little of my birth story.
Before I had my first baby, I was all geared up for a vaginal birth and waited excitedly for the contractions to begin. One week before my due date, my husband slightly upstaged me, by seemingly going into labour instead of me! He ended up in hospital for an emergency appendicectomy!
Little did I know I'd be waiting another two weeks before my baby's birth
13 days past my due date my Dr booked an induction however, when he attempted to rupture my membranes he could not locate the baby's head as it was wayyyy up high above the pelvis. That was in 1980,in the days X-rays were ordered to identify if the pelvic inlet was wide enough for the passage of the baby's head.
The pelvic X-ray decided our fate.
Doctor came to tell me there was no way baby was going to make it through my contracted pelvis, the medical term being Contracted Pelvis Diameter or (CPD) The date for surgery was set for the next morning and soon the fear and disappointment began coursing through my veins.
I remember seeing beads of sweat on my doctor's forehead during the surgery
It wasn't till later I discovered, like many redheads I had bled profusely and had a haemorrhage. A student midwife said to me the next day. 'oh you must be the patient Dr spoke of in lectures when he said he really should avoid operating on midwives with red hair as they meant were double trouble!
Of all the afterpains after my C-section, constipation was the worst.
Five C-sections later I had it sorted, no fear, I knew all the tips and tricks to manage it and now I want to share them with you. Especially when it comes to constipation. Prevention is the best cure by far but there are some excellent strategies to overcome the problem should it arise.
Caesarean birth explained
A C-section, or Caesarean birth is a surgical birth is performed under either general or spinal anesthetic. There are five layers impacted, skin, fat, muscle, peritoneum and uterine muscle.
It's important to note that caesarean birth is classified as major abdominal surgery.
Commonly a period of assisted rehabilitation is ordered after other major surgery but after a C-section, the new mama is required not only to care for herself but also her newborn baby needs 24/7 Pain following Caesarean birth is inevitable and can have a variety of root causes. Whilst the pain is temporary, there will be a slower and more uncomfortable recovery than from vaginal birth.
Who is this for and who this is not for
This course IS for you if you have recently had a C-section or about to have a C-section and want to be prepared to manage your pain effectively.
This course IS NOT for you if you are six weeks or more post your Caesarean birth and feeling pain-free.
Why should you learn from me?
- I’m an awarded nurse, admitted as a fellow to the Australian College of Nurses in 2010 for exceptional contributions to the profession.
- I’m a midwife, childbirth educator and author with over 4 decades of experience working with 1000's of women pre and post Caesarean birth.
- I’m a veteran C-section mama myself with a mission and passion for supporting people post caesarean birth to enhance their recovery and potential for bonding and attachment with their baby.
The C-section pain management course will
give you knowledge and skills to help you:
🔵 Dispel the fear often associated with surgical birth
🔵 Help you feel strong and confident and encouraged to feel proud of your birth
🔵 Let go of any shame and disappointment and free to embrace your recovery
🔵 Move from fear, bewilderment and discomfort to confidence, strength, and comfort.
🔵 Enhance your recovery, manage pain and be ready to enjoy and bond with your baby!!
MODULE 1 - Reasons for C-section
MODULE 2 - C-section facts
MODULE 3 - Pain location
MODULE 4 - Pain Management
MODULE 5- Recovery and beyond
You may think you haven’t got time to do a course because you're too busy with baby and just getting through each day, however, the course can be accessed on any device any time, choosing from audio, subtitled video and companion course ebook.
Knowledge is vital to enhance your recovery and help you feel strong and confident to manage any pain and discomfort.
Patient education is often sadly lacking in this area and women go home wondering what to do next. Caesarcare can help fill this information gap!
The C-section pain management course will highlight
- The many reasons for Caesarean birth
- The process & internal layers involved
- The 15 potential pain points
- Preventative measures
- Remedies for pain
- Care beyond 6 weeks