Emotional Recovery

During an interview with a Homebirth Cesarean mom, I asked how her emotional recovery was. This was her answer that rings true for so many moms: It was terrible. I think that I have gotten pieces of myself back over the course of two years. Honestly, it took that long to truly be myself again…

Hospital Tour and Frequent Home Visits From her Midwife

This HBC mom speaks about taking a tour of the hospital prenatally, which laid the groundwork for a smooth hospital transport, and the frequency her midwife visited her during the first week home. (Complete with baby sounds in the background.) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De9WLMPLy4Y&feature=youtu.be)

Grief and Community

The below video is a Homebirth Cesarean mom speaking about the importance of community, how the stories we carry can sometimes be unearthed during the birthing process and how she feels seasoned by her grief. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF-G3YpKlJU)

Homebirth Cesarean and Breastfeeding

Meg Stalnaker from Natural Latch, talks about how lactation is affected by birth (complete with whining dog and clapping baby in background). (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0228b7aLUtY)

How Cesareans May Affect Breastfeeding

Birthing through the vaginal canal awakens a baby’s instinct to nurse and sets mom up to instinctually breastfeed. Meg Stalnaker speaks about how breasfeeding is affected by Cesarean birth, pain medication and baby weight loss. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JADpwsQQuVg)

Suggested Lactation Protocol for Cesarean Moms

Lactation Consultant and former Homebirth Midwife, Meg Stalnaker, speaks about how midwives can help Cesarean moms with breastfeeding after their surgery. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSJ9rfG2E4I)

Our Interviews With Homebirth Cesarean Moms

Laurie and I are starting the story gathering portion of our book. We’re both interviewing moms, midwives, lactation consultants, doctors, outreach workers, therapists and other people who work with homebirth cesarean (HBC) moms and babies. If your a mom scheduled for an interview with one of us, or you’re interested in being interviewed, below are…

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