Compared to women who deliver their babies vaginally, women should be aware of the C-Section Risks for Future Pregnancies.
In other words, having a c-section with your first pregnancy could be risky for your next pregnancy.
Fortunately these risks are still quite rare, however my feeling is that with so many C-Sections occurring and so many women ‘choosing’ to have a C-Section it’s important for a woman to understand how C-Sections could affect future pregnancies, especially for women who choose to have a C-Section with no medical reason.
I believe it’s important to have all the facts when surgery is involved. Continue reading →
I’ve heard from and spoken to so many women over the years who are more than discouraged with their “poochy” bellies after having a C-Section.
Many of them are down right angry and discouraged that they can’t get a flat stomach after C-Section surgery and many of them have lost hope.
That discourages me as well because there IS hope and you CAN get a flat stomach after C-Section surgery, but it takes a complete program of proper core and pelvic strengthening.
I haven’t been able to find any such program until recently. It’s called the MUTU System and I love it!
There are no crunches, no insanity workouts, no kegels, no diets, just complete, easy to follow, research based exercise that helps you create the flat stomach and core strength you need for a beautiful body.
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The best way to avoid C-Section abdominal adhesions is to prevent them from occurring in the first place.
If you’ve had a C-Section recently or expect to have one in the near future there are ways you can help prevent adhesions helping eliminate future complications and pain.
Here are 3 ways to prevent C-section adhesions when having a C-Section.
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We hear a lot about what to do when recovering from Cesarean surgery.
But what about what NOT to do when recovering from a C-Section?
Here are a few things that I avoided after my C-Section.
Of course always listen to your doctor’s orders but from my own experience and talking to other moms these are the little things that have helped make recovery easier, quicker and more pleasant.
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Two big things that concern C-Section moms postpartum are pain relief and getting her tummy back in shape.
Short of medication for pain and exercise for shaping up, the best remedy for both these things is to use an abdominal binder.
Abdominal binders or tummy wraps offer abdominal support after having a C-Section by compressing the abdominal tissues to reduce pain, shrink swelling and help you get your shape back sooner.
So which abdominal binders work the best? There are lots of them on the market.
Frankly, anything that can hold your abdominal muscles firmly in place will work. But finding the right abdominal binder for you really comes down to overall comfort, effectiveness and price.
Abdominal binders are available as wraps and pull-ons, each providing a variety of products to choose from.
From my experiences dealing with C-Section moms there are two products that I think target the concerns of C-Section moms the best…
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Are you pregnant and experiencing pelvic pain?
You may be experiencing symptoms of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction or SPD.
What is SPD?
Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction in pregnancy is a pelvic joint condition where the ligaments that support your pelvic bone become so relaxed and stretched that your pelvic joint becomes unstable causing pain and/or discomfort.
While I’m not an expert in the area of SPD, Rachel Bloom of lafeenoire.com is.
In fact Rachel has been kind enough to extend some of her expert advice on the topic of SPD and how you can get relief. Continue reading →