April marks#cesareanawarenessmonth. ⠀
It’s undeniable, that moment when you meet your baby for the first time, is like no other. If your baby arrives via csection and it wasn’t part of your plan, just remember you’ve done such an amazing job growing your baby for 40 weeks. Well done mama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you’re a couple who did hypnobirthing to prepare for the birth of your baby, you will know there are many ways to make it a positive experience. Remember,
👼🏼 We are very lucky to live in a world where cesarean is available. 👼🏼 For each couple, the question to answer is “is there reason to believe that in my case a vaginal birth would carry more risk than a c-section?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👼🏼 Any request from a mother for a c-section will be taken seriously if you are clear about your reasons for preferring a cesarean birth and if you can show that you are making an informed decision and that you have a good understanding of the risks involved and the realities of the recovery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👼🏼 The NICE guidelines encourage women to address any fears they may have about birth as a first step. Hypnobirthing is the answer to this. Fully understanding what our minds and bodies need for birth to progress as expected, is probably one of the biggest ways hypnobirthing can impact birth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👼🏼 Various steps can be taken to make your birth experience more special. ⠀
✨TOP TIPS✨low lighting at your end of the room, gown can be worn back to front to enjoy skin to skin as soon as the baby is born, play your favourite playlist, wrap your baby in a blanket that you have been sleeping with or in the case of an unplanned section lay on one while you have the operation (this helps with seeding the micro biome), lower the screen to see your baby being born. .