cesarean recovery

Cesareans are so common these days that we sometimes forget they are major abdominal surgeries. In addition to recovering from this surgery, the mother is also taking care of a brand new baby. It’s a lot to cope with at the same time. Here are some c-section recovery tips from the doulas on our team:…

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doula support for c-sections

Some people have the idea that doulas are only helpful for women that want to have a natural, unmedicated or vaginal birth. Well, that just is not true! Doulas benefit everyone, including mothers that are having a cesarean – whether it is planned or not. “I had a great experience with the doulas of Buddha…

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vbac

Always speak to your doctor or midwife to get their professional medical advice. If you are anything like me you may also want to do your own research. When I was faced with this decision, I did as much research as possible so that I could make a truly informed decision. There is a lot…

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C-Section Rates Tampa Bay

The location and caregiver you choose will have a major role in the outcome of your birth. In fact this may be one of the most pivotal prenatal decisions that you will make. The World Health Organization proposes a cesarean section rate that does not exceed 15%. Below are the most recently published (2014) cesarean section rates for Tampa Bay…

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You Can Do Hard Things

It’s Cesarean Awareness Month. Having been through an unplanned, emergency cesarean, this topic is near and dear to my heart. So I’ve been thinking about how to share what has been on my mind about this subject recently. And I realized it’s bigger and more than just cesareans. I realize that it relates to any…

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Gentle Cesarean

More and more families are interested in what is called a ‘gentle cesarean’ or a ‘family centered cesarean.’ The purpose is to allow mothers and partners a more active role at the birth, create a peaceful and calm atmosphere and to emulate what happens during and after a vaginal birth. Let’s discuss the features that…

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Tampa VBAC

When considering a VBAC, (vaginal birth after cesarean) determining your best course of action depends on a variety of factors including your risk factors, health history and your personal preferences. Having a sincerely supportive care provider is the top priority for your best chance at VBAC success. So how do you find one? Let’s discuss your options and…

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