No to baby Dumping

No to baby Dumping

There has been a story going around on social media about a baby who was tied up in a plastic bag and flushed down the toilet only to be discovered after there was a blockage and plumbers came to sort it out. Now there has been a lot of cursing of the mother of this […]

C-section Recovery Tips

C-section Recovery Tips

A C-section is a major abdominal surgery so recovery will take a while. Experts say it takes about 2 years for total recovery and that is why women hoping to try for a vaginal birth after c-section or VBAC, are advised to wait 2 years after surgery before falling pregnant. Here are some tips to […]

What to expect during a C-section

Before Your birth partner may be allowed in depending on the severity of the emergency. If there is enough time for them to change into appropriate attire and the surgery is straight forward then they will most likely be allowed into the operating room. You’ll be given antibiotics through an IV to prevent infection during […]

Reasons for a Caesarian Section

Reasons for a Caesarian Section

Also commonly known as a C-section is when baby is born through an incision on the mothers abdomen. Scheduled C-section Your doctor may schedule a C-section no earlier if than 37 weeks for one of the following reasons- If you’ve had more than one C-section If you had uterine surgery such as removal of fibroids […]

Part 5- The Morning After

Part 5- The Morning After

My adrenaline was still pumping. I hadn’t slept since the afternoon of her birth and I was just in awe of her. She was so tiny, and I just wanted to pick her up, wake her and play with her. You do the most primal things, like smell her (can’t tell you what she smells […]

Part 4- My Birthing Story

Part 4- My Birthing Story

So, every first time mum knows the drill – you find out everything about childbirth that you possibly can, because everyone knows it’s so bloody painful. As you get to the end, you start to realize that this baby has to come out of somewhere and you have no medical reason for an elective c-section. […]

Part 3 – The Baby Shower

Part 3 – The Baby Shower

Ahh (sigh of relief)… me time. Trust me, you will need to take some time out to pamper yourself. Make every effort to do so, because “me time” when baby arrives is a toilet break. In my case, heavily pregnant as I was, I couldn’t get out of the bath tub without assistance from a […]