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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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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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