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...

My Pregnancy Journal – Week Twenty-Five

Twenty-five weeks pregnant

Welcome to a crazy cool new segment of my blog. Since I’m pregnant, I’d love to share my pregnancy journal with you! I’ll post some generic information about each week at the beginning of the post and then give you some insight into my days. This is all through my eyes, a labour and delivery nurse with an avid interest in pregnancy and birth. I mean it, I’m like a junky. A birth junky, really, just ask my husband. All I read about and talk about is babies and birth, so I thought it would be interesting to listen...

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...

The Peanut Ball. A Miracle Tool That Will Shorten Your Labour.

Peanut Balls in Labour & Delivery I’ve just recently learned about a little known secret magical tool used on many labour and delivery units. And I’d like to share! The tool is a funny looking exercise “ball” called The Peanut Ball. It was originally used in physiotherapy but is now also used for both comfort and functionality in labour. Basically, the Peanut Ball is a type of exercise ball the shape of a peanut, hence the name. With correct use, it can shorten both the first and second stages of labour and reduce the chance of C-section. It looks...