Planning For Your C-Section. A Detailed Birth Plan.

All about our C-section birth plan! Learn how to write your own plan for the big day. Written by a labour and delivery nurse.

This post is all about our birth plan for my upcoming C-section. I’m having a C-section due to the placement of my placenta, so although a lot of things are out of my control, I really want to be clear about our wishes for the surgery. Learn about my placenta and other fun facts about my pregnancy: My Pregnancy Journal: Week Twenty-Five I am a labour and delivery nurse and totally aware that having a plan does not necessarily mean everything on that plan will happen. It’s more a list of preferences if everything goes well. Some things might not...

Athena’s Birth Story – A Scheduled Induction

All about inductions!

  Baby Time! It seems like just yesterday, rather than 6 months ago, my husband and I were driving to the hospital on a rainy Friday nervous and excited to meet our little one. While some women may be in labour at this point, I was not. I had been called that morning, around 5 AM, into the hospital for my scheduled induction. I was a week past my due date and had only experienced infrequent Braxton Hicks that whole week. Needless to say, I was anxious and frustrated already that my body was not naturally going into labour...

Emergency C-Section – With Love From P

An Emergency C-Section

This is a great story I got from P. It’s another perspective on what might possibly happen during your labour and delivery. She also wrote out a few helpful tips at the end! All my input is in the text boxes, the rest of the story is written by P herself.  The Perfect Birth Plan On reflection, I was totally oblivious to the process that is labour and delivery! I wrote a beautiful birth plan which consisted of a water birth, for the entire experience to be captured on camera as I figured it would be like sitting in...

Stacey’s Birth Story – When Birth Doesn’t Go as Planned

All is well that ends well. A happy baby and happy mom even though things didn't go as Stacey planned and she had to have a c-section

Stacey’s Birth Story It’s very common for women to have a certain idea about what is going to happen during their labour and delivery. Some even write out a birth plan and hope to follow it to a tee! Stacey was one of those women, and she’s going to tell us her birth story and how it can be good to be ready to go with the flow. She shares with us very raw emotions about her experience and the disappointment she felt when things didn’t work out the way she had hoped. Thank you so much, Stacey, for...

Skin-to-Skin: The One Place Your Baby Wants to be After Birth

Skin-to-Skin Contact My main focus with this platform is to inform and educate new parents about important practices regarding pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting. I believe if they have easy access to the important information, they can make informed decisions about their care. So, today I’d like to focus on a very important practice that for years was not very common. Recently, there has been an increased awareness on this simple practice that benefits both mothers and babies immensely. And that practice is skin-to-skin contact (SSC)! What is Skin-to-Skin Contact? It’s very simple, keep your baby close to you,...