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The essential C-section guide : pain control, healing at home, getting your body back-- and everything else you need to know about a Cesarean birth

Author: Maureen Connolly, (Writer on women's health issues); Dana Sullivan
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Information on C-Section surgery, including pain control, healing at the hospital and at home, getting your body back, dealing with mixed emotions, future pregnancies.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Connolly, (Writer on women's health issues); Dana Sullivan
ISBN: 0767916077 9780767916073
OCLC Number: 53356571
Description: xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Why a Cesarean? --
We've come a long way baby : a history of Cesarean births --
The most common reasons c-sections are performed --
Cesarean rates around the world --
2. The surgery --
Pros and cons of regional and general anesthesia --
Key players on a c-section operating team --
The surgery step by step --
3. Healing at the hospital --
A rundown of potential complications --
Making the most of your stay --
Pain prevention --
What you need to know about your incisions --
The biggest mistakes c-section patients make --
4. Your c-section baby --
The risks and benefits of the surgery for your baby --
Bonding after birth --
How to cope if your baby is in the NICU --
5. Breast-feeding : how to guarantee success --
Six really good reasons to breast-feed --
Ten tips to promote success --
Frequently asked questions --
6. Healing at home --
Recovery do's and don'ts --
Relieving common discomforts --
Five things you can do to speed your recovery --
7. Dealing with mixed emotions --
Coming to terms with your c-section --
Rethinking the birth experience --
Signs of postpartum depression --
8. Concerns and questions your partner might have --
His role during the surgery --
How he can help at home --
Answers to his most frequently asked questions --
9. Body wellness --
Why it's essential to get up and around after surgery --
The role of diet and exercise in your recovery --
Breathing exercises you should do within hours of the surgery --
Sex after a Cesarean --
10. The ultimate post-c-section workout --
From cardio to strengthening your core, a comprehensive workout that will help you get your body back--no matter what your fitness level --
11. Future pregnancies --
VBAC vs repeat Cesarean --
Where the medical community stands --
Creating a birth plan for a scheduled Cesarean --
Resource guide --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Maureen Connolly and Dana Sullivan.
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Information on C-Section surgery, including pain control, healing at the hospital and at home, getting your body back, dealing with mixed emotions, future pregnancies.

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