Cesarean births…they are a hot topic for debate in the prenatal and postnatal world. There’s also not a ton of helpful information out there for women who are scheduled for one or who are facing the possibility of needing one. Usually, you only find information out there as to why everyone is vehemently opposed to them or why you should avoid one at all costs. Now yes, I understand that Cesareans are indeed major surgeries; but I think we also need to keep in mind that anything can happen during natural childbirth or a vaginal delivery. They may be unavoidable and it’s not necessarily a horrible thing that you’ve had a C-section.
I want to help change the stigma surrounding Cesarean births. Mamas who are preparing to have their babes delivered via C-section need all the support and nurturing they can get! I remember the experience of my first C-section with my oldest, and I just remember feeling so alone, vulnerable, anxious, scared, nervous, excited, and whatever other sort of frenzied emotions one can feel at a time like this! How in the world was I supposed to prepare for something like this?! I remember sitting in the pre-op room waiting to go in for the surgery and feeling so uneasy that I would spontaneously start shaking, unable to control this erratic behavior.
A Cesarean is a big surgery, and when you combine that with feelings of complete anxiety and nervousness, it could make for even more of a tense and uneasy experience. So that’s why I want to share some tips with you on how to get your body and mind prepared for this exciting day! I want you to go into this day feeling prepared both mentally and physically. The tips in these videos are ones that I wish I had known myself going into a C-section for the first time 9 years ago.
In this first video, I cover some tools to help you get your mind in the right place, so that you can go into your delivery day feeling as calm and as peaceful as possible:
In this second video, we cover some exercise and bodywork techniques you can do in order to get your body feeling strong and supported for your delivery date as well:
You’ve got this mama! Know that I am here for you if you have any questions or concerns, so please feel free to contact me.
And when you are ready to start rehabbing your core and pelvic floor after your c-section, grab the “Restore My Core For C-Section” program I created just for you!
Want to share your c-section experience with me…I’d love to hear from you!