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...

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...

C-sections: What Happens in The Operating Room?

This is a continuation of my last post. The last post explained who typically is in the OR during the procedure and what to expect in regards to timing of your c-section. Let's carry on where we left off!

This is a continuation of my last post. The last post explained who typically is in the OR during the procedure and what to expect in regards to timing of your c-section. Let’s carry on where we left off! More from Babytalk: What to Expect When You Are Getting A Cesarean Section You Are Going To the Operating Room! Now What? Once it’s your time to go to the OR, you and your support person will be taken to a private area, which is sometimes the same place you’ll come back to after the baby is born. The nurse...

What to Expect When You’re Getting a Cesarean Section

What to expect when you are having a c-section. Written by an experienced L&D nurse

So you are having a c-section! In this blog, you are going to find out all the (gory) details of what typically happens during this surgery. This way, you will feel more comfortable going into it! Even if you’re not planning on having a c-section, about 1 in 3 births end up being c-sections anyways (in North-America at least). So it’s good to know what’s going to happen. Always be prepared! There are a lot of different reasons you might need to have a c-section. For example, if your baby is breech (bum first). Or if your first was...