Baby Books
Baby Books

Cesarean Births

Here is a book review of a book which focuses on cesarean births. It gives hope and advice to women who are facing a cesarean section. An elective cesarean can give women time to focus on fears such as the cesarean scar and the healing process in general.

Cesarean Recovery
By Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy

Book Review By:Terri O'Neale

This book has become a bible in my doula practice specialising in cesarean births. At less than 130 pages, this relatively short and well illustrated tome is brilliant at offering advice and hope to mums who have a cesarean birth. First published in 2004 and updated in 2006, this book can be easily found on Amazon or eBay if your local bookstore does not carry it.

cesarean births

As the name implies, the primary focus of the book is upon speeding the healing process following a surgical birth. It is organised chronologically beginning with a background on the actual procedure and what to expect in the first 24 hours including excellent advice on breastfeeding positions that are most comfortable after a caesarean.

The second section looks at the first week after surgery including going home and psychological adjustments. Section 3 examines in more detail what is considered the traditional postpartum recovery period, weeks 2 to 12 including caring for your incision. Because a cesarean is major abdominal surgery the recovery period is significantly longer though, so Section 4 examines weeks 13 to 24 with a specific focus upon exercises to help your body recover fully.

The final section is entitled "Return to Normal." It looks at your pelvic floor, posture and repeat caesareans.

The thing which I love most about this book is that it allows women to pro-actively meet the challenges of their recovery. For many women the most traumatic part of cesarean births is a loss of control. This book offers them a road map for regaining a sense of control on their recovery. It contains simple exercises, some of which can be started immediately after the birth and progressively work towards complete recovery and as it says...return to normal.

Cesarean Recovery is one of the easiest and clearest reads of any in my pregnancy library. It features spectacular illustrations which clearly demonstrate the exercises and positions. She also makes good use of text boxes to highlight and focus upon important information. The book also contains inspirational stories from real-life women who have had one or more cesarean births.

I wish I had known about this book when I had my caesarean births. It is a must read for all my clients. If you are having a cesarean birth or know someone, who is, get this book!

Who Wrote This Book Review?

Terri is the mother of six; 3 cesareans, 2 VBACs and an adoption. She has over fifteen years breastfeeding experience as well as peer supporter training with two organisations. Terri has completed the Childbirth Educator, Birth & Post-partum Doula certificates with Childbirth International. In addition, she also holds a BS in health education from Texas A&M University.

To sign-up for her monthly e-newsletter featuring her latest articles on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting; visit her website: Special start Birth.

Other Recommended Cesarean Births Books

The following pregnancy websites will help you find some of the resources you will need through your pregnancy such as: Pregnancy Stories , pregnancy tickers, a fun pregnancy quiz, some useful pregnancy calendars and the most recommended pregnancy books.
Read our other baby books guide book reviews or share your own.

Search Our Site

Baby Books
Stumble It!
Pregnancy Miracle
" New E-book Reveals Unique Holistic and Ancient Chinese Strategies to get pregnant. Discover How To Get Pregnant Naturally...Even If Everything Else You Tried had Failed...Without Drugs, Without Surgery, and Without Nasty Side Effects – Guaranteed! Click Here!

Free Newsletter

Subscribe for our FREE Book Parent Newsletter today!
Learn more about our Newsletter.




Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Book Parent.

Recommended Pregnancy E-Books

Download today!

Download today!

What is this?
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Add to Google

Learn HOW to adopt a firm, clear, consistent parenting approach. Your whole family will blossom and grow.

Site Build It!

Learn all about how I created this website. I am loving creating a profitable online business while being the mum I want to be!

Special SiteSell Promotion

ADD TO YOUR SOCIAL BOOKMARKS: add to BlinkBlink add to add to DiggDigg
add to FurlFurl add to GoogleGoogle add to SimpySimpy add to SpurlSpurl Bookmark at TechnoratiTechnorati add to YahooY! MyWeb
Homepage | Links | Link To Us | Contact Us|Privacy Policy| What's New?|

Copyright© 2007 - 2009
All Rights Reserved
Return to top