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The two most commonly reported fears associated with C-section and other surgery are the fear of pain and anxiety relating to the anaesthetic. 

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The stretching and internal bruising, along with tenderness of the incision, are the main sources of post-operative pain. It is important that you accept regular medication offered by your nurse or midwife to control the pain. While you will not be pain-free in the early days, the medication and cold-pack application should keep you comfortable.

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So, what is Woman-Centred Care?...Today’s gold standard in midwifery practice places women at the centre of their care. The philosophy statement of the International Confederation of Midwives states that woman-centred care is considered central to midwifery practice and underpins the context of the woman’s unique needs, expectations and aspirations: recognising her right to self-determination in terms of choice, control and continuity of care; and addressing her social, emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual and cultural needs and expectations. 

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According to the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Caesarean guidelines, around 8% of women who have caesarean births will develop a wound infection.

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Back in the day when I had my first baby, birth plans were virtually unheard of for scheduled c-sections. The extent of the planning was pretty well left with Doctors secretary booking the agreed the date with the hospital and you then arriving at admissions to be prepared for surgery. All that happened from then on was strictly in accordance with routine hospital protocol. The idea of woman-centred care had not yet dawned and mothers and babies were largely beholden to the hospital’s routine. My babies were all introduced briefly to me then whisked out of the operating theatre to...

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