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...

Haley’s Birth Story – A Very Long Labour

This is Haley's Birth Story about her very long labour.

Birth Stories with Babytalk Welcome to this brand new segment of the blog! My plan is to post women’s birth stories and then add in labour and birth information from myself wherever it’s relevant. I find a lot of women have unresolved issues with their experiences and my goal is to clarify some of them, using my L&D and postpartum nursing experience. I also want to use my knowledge to empower other women to take control of their own experiences, and I believe birth stories will do just that. Women can benefit a great deal from reading other women’s birth...

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...