Healing from a Traumatic Cesarean

Women’s emotional reactions and adjustment to cesarean birth vary widely. Although some women recover fairly quickly and accept the surgical birth as a necessary step to a healthy baby and to becoming a mother, others experience various degrees of sadness, disappointment, anger, violation, loss of self-esteem, guilt, depression, and sometimes... Continue reading →

Cesarean Survival Essentials: postpartum binding

“Cesarean Survival Essentials: postpartum binding” by Wendy Foster This article is a reprint from the Winter 2015 edition of The Clarion, the official publication of ICAN. Become a member today to support ICAN and to subscribe! As a former volunteer EMT, I was taught to ensure the scene was safe before entering; scanning... Continue reading →

Postpartum Doulas: support after cesarean

Guest post by Debbie Young, DONA. Birth is unpredictable. There is no straight path to the birth of a precious baby so we follow the path wherever it leads. Sometimes that path leads to a cesarean. When a mother and baby come home after a cesarean there are a few... Continue reading →