C-Section X 2 right here. Added bonus: one after about 24 hours in labor.
This just made me smile-
Raise your hand if you’re a C-section momma too!
And if you scrape beneath the layers you can find many other aspects of scars and injuries that require attention. Scars often cut through many structures such as the superficial/deep cutaneous retinaculum, pressure, stretch and pain/nociceptor receptors creating havoc between signals going to and from the brain.
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They might be big, they might be small. They might have a certain amount of emotional recall but the assumption that all scars are healed through the phases of hemostasis-inflammation- granulation and remodelling and that there are no issues is often unfounded. Surgery and scars can also play havoc with the endocrine system.
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If you feel issues with function, fatigue or lack of strength then getting scars assessed and treated can be an efficient way to resolve these issues. #scars #surgery #stress #performance #strength #function #hormones #neuro #brain #receptors #endocrine #therapy #rehab #csection #laparoscopy #appendectomy #boobjob #tummytuck #spinesurgery
Looking at all my scars on my body today I realised that it is nothing special or odd to me anymore.
I think that also comes from what my midwife told me to do after my c-section at 24weeks gestation. She told me to be gentle and thankful for my c-section scar since this cut displays the door for Louis to come to this world. Since then I also got another perception of my other scars (and I do have a few others). So let's be grateful and thankful that we have this proof for what we have been trough and what we have overcome in life!
#chd #chdwarrior #24weeker #scarsarebeautiful #scars #csection
Kejsersnittet: Et ar der er værd at tale om, og et ar at være stolt af.
Dette ar er en påmindelse om hvor robust min krop er, hvad den kan. Uden dette ar, ville jeg ikke have min datter. Så hellere have ar, løs hud, strækmærker og hængepartier - end at undvære mit barn. Ar er ikke grimme, ar er smukke - fordi de alle fortæller en historie. Dette ar bør ikke gøre dig usikker, det bør gøre dig stolt: et barn er skåret ud af din mave. Elsk dine ar og elsk dig selv. Jeg kigger tit på mit kejsersnit og tænker: Dette var døren, for at min datter kunne komme ud til denne verden og derfor elsker jeg mit ar! Kroppen er fantastisk. Tænk bare på alt det den kan. Du er en kriger, en bad ass. Vær stolt af dig selv! Det er jeg 💪🏻 #kejsersnit #csection #csectionmom #mom #momlife #momanddaughter #momanddaughters #momanddaughtergoals #photooftheday #lily #minlily
Good luck today to everyone participating in the @Scotiabank
Toronto Waterfront Marathon! Our city's signature #running
event will attract over 23,000 runners today. If you're one of them, I'm rooting for ya! 🚀 #STWM
👌🏼Acceptance is the answer... I’ve been pregnant, I’ve had a miscarriage, I’ve had a baby, I’ve been in labour, I’ve had a cesarean, I’ve breastfeed, I’ve chosen to formula feed, I’ve been confident, I’ve been self conscious, sometimes I’m healthy, sometimes I binge, I’ve worked shitty jobs, I’ve started businesses, I’ve made my mind up and I’ve changed it and I accept it all because that’s my story and I love it... everything your going through is preparing you for what’s to come. And if your not where you want to be just yet, maybe it’s not the right time, maybe you still have something left to learn. Acceptance is happiness my friends, get amongst it. Seriously say it out loud... “I accept myself” say it again, as many times as you need untill you actually believe it. Because when you do, good shit happens ;) I paint for acceptance. It reminds me of who I am. And I hope it encourages you to accept yourself too. ⠀
This pic is Artist Salvador Dali being extra weird as per usual, not sure where it comes from but I love it. ⠀
#acceptance #accept #woman #mother #misscarrige #birth #labour #csection #cesarean #healthy #binge #dali #girlboss #motivation #happy #you #empower #mum #breastfeed #bottlefeed #formula #honest #smiling #you #me
Such an awesome weekend competing with this crew @newzealand_nationals
Thanks for carrying me through...literally 😂
But in all seriousness you guys are amazing 💪🏼
I hope you all get some rest and zzzzzzzz today! We have our fundraiser relaxation class tomorrow night 🧘🏼♀️🧘🏽♀️🧘🏾♀️ open to all mums and mums to be, at 8pm in the common room at Galleywood heritage centre 🌳
There will be a mini yoga session from Mandy @limetreeyogauk
and a guided relaxation from me. All funds raised will be going to our local maternity unit in Chelmsford 🤰🤰🏻🤰🏼
Just bring a mat, pillow, blanket and a small donation. There is parking directly outside the hall. Refreshments are provided. Details are in bio ❤️ come along for an hour of relaxation and recharge ✨✨✨ .
#relaxation #mindfulness #yoga #motherhood #pregnant
Just few more days to go and I am being asked by everyone as to how I am feeling? Trust me I was super excited before the Birth of Mini but this time I am super scared 😧 .
We are going for an elective C-Sec as my doctor has strictly said a NO to V-BAC. .
I am always admired by everyone around for being fit and strong but can you imagine sometimes even your athletic body can play games with you. I had a horrifying experience last time during my C-Sec. Mini was born in Military Hospital and I was a serving Army Officer at that time. Due to non progressive Labor and after passing of 40th Week, I was shifted to OT as even artificial induction didn’t work on me after being induced for 1.5 days. And this wasn’t it.....
When I entered OT, even the spinal anaesthesia didn’t work on me. I just filled a little tingling in my toe and then within few seconds I was normal again. This happened again after second administration of spinal. When doctor pinched me, I literally had to shout “PLEASE DON’T CUT ME YET, I CAN STILL FEEL EVERYTHING” - it was horrifying and then finally General Anaesthesia worked on me. 😅😅 .
What I was being told in a joking manner by the anaesthetic that I am too strong for anaesthesia to work on me. 🙈😂
I don’t want that to happen again. I really wish to witness the birth of my second one. Don’t wanna feel nothing and then get up with those breathing problems and after effects of administering of so much of anaesthesia which didn’t even let me feel or feed my baby for atleast 3 days. 🙁🙁 and to top it the c-sec recovery phase 🙈🙈
How was your birthing experience mammas? Did it scare you or just was too easy to even think about it again?
I wonder what kind of creation is a Mother - we forget all our ordeals and get ready again to give birth to a second or third one all over again 💪🏻💪🏻
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Birth plans seem to be ever expanding, with women being encouraged to write more and more of their wishes on paper. I’ve seen a 15 page laminated birth plan! But the truth is on labour ward, sometimes the first time you meet a lady might be in an emergency when you prepare to perform an instrumental delivery or wheel her in for a c-section. So there is no time to read an extensive birth plan. Here’s some things I think are worth including:
👶🏻Do you already know you want any particular form of pain relief? Do you want to be offered it or wait until you ask?
👶🏻Look up delayed cord clamping and vitamin K injection - decide if this is something you want for your baby
👶🏻Are you keen to use water for your birth? Even labour wards sometimes have a birthing pool which you can use for some or all of your labour. Even if you aren’t Eligible for a birth centre this might still be an option.
👶🏻Do you want immediate skin-to-skin or do you want your baby cleaned and dressed before your first cuddle?
Having a birth plan doesn’t mean you have to have a document. It may just be a conversation with your partner and having a clear idea in your head. Ultimately it’s important to be flexible because if you are too fixed on a particular idea of birth and it doesn’t happen you may end up mourning what you didn’t get. Focus on the things you might be able to control such as the things above, rather than those you can’t like whether the doctors use forceps or ventouse for delivery.
Is there anything else you included in your birth plan? Do you believe a birth plan is a good or a bad thing? 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
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Part VII: Oto arrived by an emergency cesarean on October 22 at exactly 33 weeks gestation. I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia a fortnight prior and had spent the best part of those two weeks in hospital apart from a weekend at home - my 40th birthday.
My partner didn't see him being born. My midwife didn't make it either. My blood pressure reading prior to receiving a local anesthetic, a spinal, a lure in my left hand, and a catheter was 197/109 and worsening. I hate needles. The birth plan was well and truly fucked.
He weighed 3.9lbs (1.8kgs). I was given a glimpse of him over my left shoulder then he was put in an incubator and whisked away.
We were in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for a month. He was fed by a nasal gastric tube (NGT) for the first three weeks of his life. He came home three weeks before he was even supposed to be Earthside. But right from the outset he's been a Champ. He never required oxygen or help breathing, he's got no ongoing medical issues apart from being slightly more susceptible to coughs and colds.
Tomorrow he is two, and I'm placing a bet that I'll be up at 3.30am reliving and remembering everything about those hours prior to his grand entrance. And when he wakes I will gather him close and whisper in his ear: "You are everything I hoped for and so much more." ✨
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Today we had some fun with family and friends and a date night hotdog dinner in Tiger Stadium. Bates saw the band and even sat on a tiger! This day also included a BAD call and we are going to work to get past it. And maybe get a McFlurry on the way home to soothe our emotions.🙊😆#fallfeels #lsufootball #boymom #20monthsold
Some like stuffed animals...others prefer footballs. Thanks Auntie Lisa for visiting us and getting me such an awesome ball. We miss you so much already.
Can I share something very exciting with you #OilyMoms
? I have been asked to mentor along with 4 other amazing Momma's in a new group called "Tried and True Moms" that just launched today. Have you wanted to find answers on using #essentialoils
with tough subjects like #TTC
? How about hearing stories of other mom's going through those exact phases of #motherhood
with essential oils in hand? Well, we have collaborated and are eager to share with all Momma's whether you have a different brand of oils than the ones we use or none at all. I want to invite you to join, learn about other's experiencing those tough to talk about issues and find solutions.
Come join the conversation here:
My energetic son is helping me preview my new workout program that I start on Monday.
He’s a quite entertaining. and to clarify it’s not a dance workout. 😀🎼💃🏻💪🏻
ok so here it is my first pregnancy along with my first experience with these programs! I have to say this was by far my easiest pregnancy and weightloss! Mostly because this was 11 years ago and I was 11 years younger! So when I was pregnant with my first little joy it all went pretty smooth (stay tuned for the next few pregnancies and stories to come because trust me they weren’t all like this!) So let’s just take a look at that middle picture for a sec...holy belly!! So after having my first baby boy again I was young so I never really had to “be healthy” I was always active and didn’t really think much about health. So here I was brand new mom and brand new body and new weight to lose! I came across an infomercial (again 11 years ago) so this was before coaches and challenge groups to help you along! I saw this program for at home workouts with results and progress pictures! So of course I was skeptical of it and watched it 100 times before I was like ok I’m gonna do this! So I get the program and follow it and that’s when I became a believer in these programs and this company!! I was back in a bikini 4 months after a csection! (Tried to find a better pic but again it was 11 years ago🤷🏻♀️) so after this i went on to have new pregnancies, struggles, and weight but I have always came back to these programs one way or another! And always will. Over the next few days/weeks I’ll share more on my other pregnancies and about how to get in on a challenge group with me and my girls!! #beforeandafter #progress #transformation #workingonhealthy #pregnancy #postpartum #firstpregnany #momlife #boymom #momof4 #momofboys #healthylife #happywife #babybump #babyboy #weightloss #csection
Leg day today!
With a song from one of my old favourite shows, Goosebumps.
I loved the show and the books, I've just always been drawn to the horror genre. 😄I like being spooked!
R E C O V E R Y
Recovery is so much slower this time. I had a coughing fit on friday & set myself back 4 days and then from trying to compensate for the pain, I've pulled a muscle in my ribs.
I am forever grateful for my husband who wakes to grab Charlotte when i have to feed her, he changes 100% of the nappies at this point and shows Alexis so much affection so she feels included.
My emergency cesarean was less then ideal but im here, Charlotte is here & I'm resting. 😍
It’s confirmed. I’m scheduled for a csection on Nov 7th. This is my first! Any tips, advice, comfort, underwear to buy...? ANYTHING you think I should know send my way! 😫 #csection #gestationalcarrier #surrogacy
This is what my “meal prep” looks like! I’m busy AF and I don’t cook so I’m all about fast, easy meals that fit into my meal plan👌 This took me about 5 min...I sautéed some cauliflower rice and carrots, added in rotisserie chicken and BAM💥 fast, easy, healthy dinner!! Who said meal prep and eating healthy has to be hard🤷♀️
Heart touching photo of a newborn reaching to his mom moments after he was delivered via a cesarean section.
Both physical and emotional factors influence the mother-child bonding process, which usually begins to develop during pregnancy.
A proof is shown right before our eyes! ♥️
Moreover, there is good evidence that term newborns who are placed skin to skin with their mothers immediately after birth make the transition from fetal to newborn life with greater respiratory, temperature, and glucose stability and significantly less crying indicating decreased stress.
Mothers who hold their newborns skin to skin after birth have increased maternal behaviors, show more confidence in caring for their babies and breastfeed for longer durations.
Being skin to skin with mother protects the newborn from the negative effects of separation, supports optimal brain development and facilitates attachment, which promotes the infant's self-regulation over time.
some back progress. only 4 months in between both photos 💪🏽
Feels like baby dropped down because I can breathe better and I need to use the toilet more 🙃 I feel like he’ll be here super soon, I’m getting those signs like nauseax exhaustion etc which I got a few weeks before I had Em and Zeke - What signs did you get before your baby arrived? 👶🏻 #35w4d
TB to that baby belly. I can still FEEL the weight when I look at this pic and how idgaf if the bed was made clearly 😂😂💪💪 But it always makes me have grace with myself with where I’m at now. Xoxo 😘
Bet y’all thought I was done talking about va-jay-jays and bay-bays. 🔽👶🏻
More sage advice and medical wisdom from the fabulous Dr. LaKrystal Warren from @contemporarywomenscare
, coming right up!
Which are you—a C-section or natural birth mama? (I’m both. 😊)
I’ve teamed up with the talented @zozo_and_co_ireland
to give one lucky winner a fabulous Personalised Christmas Plaque. 🎄🎅🏼 I got one of these as a present a few years ago and it’s my favorite decoration to come out each year. Would be fab either for yourself or as a gift!
To Enter: 🎄Like this post 🎄Like @themumgym
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Winner will be announced next Sunday ❤️
To say the female body is incredible is a serious understatement
It’s incredible. It’s beautiful. It’s magical. It’s unimaginable. It’s so remarkable that no words can describe it
Im so proud of this body of mine for all it went through for 9 months and so proud of how far it’s come the last 8 months 😌
My body is no where close to where it was. It has extra skin, is much wider, has hip dips, and a nice pooch from my skin being sewn inward, but this body is mine and this body is beautiful and I’m so stinking proud of it 😚
And as a reminder, never compare your body. Never compare your progress. Pregnant, postpartum, or neither, every body is so completely different. I think we as a community need to always be each other’s cheerleaders and embrace all journeys, all stages, and all bodies ❤️
#postpartumbody #fitmom #postpartum #postpartumfitness
She’s here! Been soaking in every moment with this little cuddle bug.❤
I recently found @amandagreavette
and her beautiful #birthart
online. This piece is called “Ring the Bells.” Being familiar with traumatic birth, I wanted to incorporate that into the novel I’m writing. My main character, Marin, has a traumatic labor and unexpected cesarean. 💙
I’ve read articles and listened to various doctors discuss the effects that can come from birth trauma and surgical birth. We should never feel silly or overly sensitive in regard to our reactions to traumatic birth experiences. Groups like ICAN are awesome sources of support, and provide reassurance to new moms who have experienced a #traumaticbirth
It really meant a lot to me to find woman-centered care and experience a natural #vbac
after having a male-centered, “act like you’re shitting a brick”, medicated/augmented, and surgical birth. I have shared my experience with #csection
on my blog at heartspeakhealth.com.
There is healing, and there is plenty of hope for a better experience the next time around. 💙