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Caesareans - Not A Cop Out

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Caesareans - Not A Cop Out

When we think of birth, we think of babies coming out of vaginas – right!? My obstetrician told me that the ideal kind of birth is a straight-forward vaginal birth. And I agree.  But what happens when there’s complications? There are many options here – and caesarean section births are one of them. My obstetrician labelled c-sections as the second most favourable birth (with the most difficult births being a traumatic vaginal delivery and a long labour trying for a vaginal delivery that ends up with a caesarean – meaning the mother needs to recover from both labour and major...

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Anxiety and Pregnancy

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Anxiety and Pregnancy

I won't lie, from before conception I was worried about how I would cope with pregnancy and having a child. Having generalised anxiety means I worry about everything and over think every aspect of life. So when my life grows to include a plus one, living in my womb - that shit can get even trickier, right!?  Right. Especially when I had to stop taking 2 of the 3 medications that had previously helped me manage my anxiety, due to pregnancy risks. "Can I cope without them?" ran through my head constantly. The short answer is yes.  Anxiety Trigger 1:...

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