Natural birth is a great event. Loads of things happen. At a subtle level, that stored energy is released in order to bring a new baby into the world. Those who have been present when a baby is born can feel all the extraordinary energy that fills the room.
What happens with women that go through c-section? Many will not experience that energy release. Every woman is different and there will be differences between births. Sometimes there were labours and even pushing before the c-section. Elective c-sections usually are done before any of these happen.read more
There are several postnatal programmes to recover your core after birth. Our abs are part of the core, but it includes other muscles: pelvic floor muscles, muscles in the back and hips and the diaphragm.read more
C-section scar pain or tightness is usually worse on one side than the other. Why is this happening? What can we do about it?read more
Optimal hydration is essential for healing after a c-section. We need to remember that two-thirds of our body is water. Water is vital to our own existence.read more
Scar tissue and adhesions are issues we deal with in c-section healing. In fact, post-surgical scar adhesions happen after most pelvic and abdominal surgeries.
An adhesion is a fibrous band of scar tissue that grows between organs or muscles, glueing them together. Adhesions will restrict the internal movement and will stick together tissues that normally would not be connected.read more
Giving birth by c-section does not mean that your pelvic floor is going to be all right. In fact, a c-section can create more dysfunction and imbalance.read more
Is there really a point in trying to recover from pregnancy and birth or should we just focus on feeling better on our present bodies?read more
Many people still think that a c-section is the easy way out of labour and delivery, although we are talking about major abdominal surgery.read more