About

Leonie is a ‘Midwife on a Mission’ to educate and empower women after C-section birth.

Creating C-Section Education and Resources designed for

  1. For healthy pregnant women, Caesarcare is a one-stop-shop to inform women how to protect and manage their surgical wound with innovative technology and educational resources to enhance healing and
    recovery.
  2. For a pregnant woman with existing co-morbidities, Caesarcare is a trusted source of interventions to help minimize the risks of complications and resulting in enhanced recovery.
  3. For the specialist clinicians, Caesarcare is a trusted partner in assisting their patients to protect and manage their surgical wound with innovative technology and educational resources to enhance healing and recovery.
  4. For the midwives & CNCs, Caesarcare is a source of education, training and support to manage their patients’ surgical wound with innovative technology and educational resources to enhance healing and recovery.

BIO

Hi there,
I’m Leonie Rastas, I am a nurse, midwife, author, educator, wife and mother to six adult children all born by C-section.
I was born and raised on the land in Kurnai country in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia and now live in beautiful sunny Queensland.

After finishing high school I studied nursing at a major city hospital and later completed my midwifery course to become a double certificate Nurse and Midwife. My midwifery career spans 4 decades in between giving birth to my own six Caesarean born children.

One day whilst I was preparing a rolled-up towel for a new mum to protect her stitches, her partner who had been observing the process, asked me “why there wasn’t a dedicated device available in this day and age”?.

That got me thinking.……

After several months of unsuccessful searching for a wound splint, I decided to design my own. After several months of research and development, the SAC splint was born. SAC being an acronym for Surgical After Care. The SAC splint is now authorised for use as a class 1 medical device by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and I was thrilled to be shortlisted in the Innovation category for Nurse / Midwife of the year during the 2019 Australian Healthcare Week.

This led to the birth of the online platform ‘Caesarcare’, offering medical devices, education, consultations and resources primarily for women after C-section.

“It is important to be an active participant in your own care to optimise healing and recovery”

That means understanding the rationale behind post surgery advice and restrictions. The best post-operative outcomes are achieved by incorporating the services of interdisciplinary health care professionals to attend to the needs of mind, body and spirit, inclusive of each individual’s unique cultural and spiritual practices .

My company’s mission is built on a bedrock of love and nurturing and a passion for empowering women to achieve the best possible outcomes through knowledge and dedicated resources. Caesarcare offers both free and paid content designed to equip women with the latest evidence based practice.

I’ve cared for thousands of women post C-section over the past four decades, and added to my own personal C-section experience, I feel I have a lot of wisdom and knowledge to share. I may not have all the answers but I can surely point people in the right direction to get answers to their questions.

My commitment is to bring you the very best of what I know, and to keep it real and honest.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I’m thrilled we’re connected and I hope this is the start of a new enriching and beneficial relationship.

Much Love,  

Leonie