C Section

A Perfectly Far-From-Perfect Birth Story

Genevieve Seri | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents
Genevieve Seri

As the days rolled passed my due date, we remained content and grew very excited. My contractions (I called them 'surges' during pregnancy and then almost spat the word away after birth and latched back on to 'contractions' with a bit of disillusionment) came on strongly on Saturday afternoon.

Would You Have a 'Natural Cesarean'?

Charlotte Philby | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Parents
Charlotte Philby

A week or so later it's impossible to say for certain quite what the impact of this delivery was, but I can honestly say that of all my three children (all equally delightful, of course) this baby has been by a long shot the most calm and content, latching onto the breast with ease and hardly ever grizzling or crying.

Too Posh to Push?

Lauren Bennett | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents
Lauren Bennett

The decision to have a C section (which is still a serious operation that comes with risks, albeit with a lovely outcome) isn't one I made swiftly. In fact I agonised over it for a good few months in my first pregnancy and it meant I didn't actually enjoy being pregnant that much!

Too Hip to Rip? Time to Celebrate Cesareans

Sophia Walker | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

I still look at my scar and it reminds me of the journey I've been on. It's my tattoo, my story, my reminder to be grateful. The lady photographed in Helen's picture has this and a beautiful photo to commemorate her triumph. I hope one day we can all look at it this way.

Having a Happy C-Section

Vicki Psarias | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents
Vicki Psarias

Women have C-sections for all kinds of reasons, be it emergencies or electives to help ensure mother and baby are safe and of course by choice. We are lucky that in the UK we have the choice to request a section if we so wish. It is our right after all.

So You Had an Emergency C-Section

Susanne Remic | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Susanne Remic

You had an emergency c-section. Apparently, your body didn't get the memo on childbirth in the end. Your body was last to the queue when it came to strength and stamina. Your mind missed out when it came to courage and determination. You missed out. Right? Wrong.

Why NO Woman Should Feel Judged on How She Brings Her Baby Into the World

Olivia Siegl | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

There is no failure to be found in any female brave enough to go through the process of childbirth, no matter what that process may be. There is no such thing as "giving in" or taking the "easy option" when it comes to childbirth.

Unsafe Surgery Is a Global Crisis Silencing Millions of Women Around the World - Let's Talk About It

Sarah Kessler | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Sarah Kessler

International Women's Day is an artificial construct, but so is a banana split. It's still a rare and delightful invitation to sit down with a spoon or a microphone and talk about issues that affect women around the world.

'Give Me A Second Chance,' Pleads Italian Mother Alessandra Pacchieri

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An Italian woman, now named as Alessandra Pacchieri, who had her baby removed after she suffered a mental breakdown on a trip to the UK, has said she ...

C-Section Tummy - 4 Reasons Why and 4 Things That Will Help

Jenny Burrell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Burrell

Your body shape has changed. Your skin, muscles and other connective tissues stretched during your pregnancy and have not yet returned to their previous level of tension. This has probably led to an excess of skin/flesh immediately above or actually hanging over your scar.

Baby Photographed Reaching Out Of Her Mother's Womb During Delivery (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

A photograph of a baby reaching out of her mother's womb as she was being delivered by Caesarean section has gone viral. Baby Nevaeh Atkins was sn...

Caesareans Infection Risk Revealed

PA | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Almost one in 10 women who give birth via caesarean section suffer an infection, statistics show. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) found that of ...

Do Caesareans Make Babies Obese?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Babies born by Caesarean are twice as likely to be obese later in life, claims new research. According to the Archive of Disease in Childhood, near...

Women Who Have Caesareans More Likely To Have Overweight Babies

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Mothers who have caesarean sections are more likely to have overweight babies compared to women who give birth naturally, research reveals. Scienti...

Caesarean Sections To Be 'Available To All Women' On NHS

PA | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK

Women will soon have the right to give birth by caesarean section on the NHS whether there is a medical need for the operation or not, according to a ...