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Content Warning: This article contains a recount of a traumatic birth which may trigger some people.  Research has long held that redheads need more anaesthetic than individuals who don’t have red hair. It is also widely known that surgeons dread operating on redheads and given my own experience, I absolutely understand why. I am the mother of six children, all born via C-Section. It was deemed necessary that I should birth by caesarean given the size of my pelvis on X Ray, this was back in the day when X-rays were taken to determine a woman’s suitability for natural childbirth if...

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Over the years these little hearts have provided comfort and hope for thousands of people, let’s hope we can reach even more

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 Its easier said than done, I know, I’ll never forget the Dr telling me after my 6th C-section and to go home and to take it easy!  However, it was sage advice given the risk factors relating to over exertion during the healing phase. Complications post caesarean birth include wound breakdown which is also known as surgical wound dehiscence (SWD) and sepsis caused by infection both of which can be life threatening. It is vital that women know how best to care for their wounds to help prevent these problems. Thankfully I didn’t experience either of these issues but always...

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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) “Pregnancy loss is defined differently around the world, but in general a baby who dies before 28 weeks of pregnancy is referred to as a miscarriage, and babies who die at or after 28 weeks are stillbirths. Every year, 2.6 million babies are stillborn, and many of these deaths are preventable”

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C-section care costs vary dramatically from country to country and between public and private hospitals. 

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