The downloadable PDF eBook is written by Midwife Leonie Rastas, it outlines preparation, recovery, and complications after c-section. The early weeks at home and postpartum management of the wound and possible challenges are also covered in this 24-page eBook.
This will endeavour to empower women with knowledge and strategies for both mother and partner or support person. I hope it will help women achieve the best possible outcomes for their caesarean birth and the postpartum period.
Caesarean rates are increasing worldwide and although this booklet is designed for planned caesarean births it is equally applicable for emergency caesarean sections.
04 What is woman-centred care?
06 Preparation for surgery
07 Caesarean birth explained
09 Scheduled day of birth
12 Post-operative recovery
15 The early weeks at home
16 Breastfeeding Tip
17 Post-surgery troubleshooting
19 Packing for the hospital (Checklist For Hospital Bag)
22 My Caesarean Birth plan
About the Author
Leonie Rastas is a Nurse & Midwife and Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and member of the Australian College of Midwifery education advisory committee. Leonie specialises in postpartum recovery after Caesarean birth, helping empower women to have the optimal transition to motherhood and postpartum recovery. She is the founding director of Caesarcare.com an online platform for education and resources to help women and their carers understand their surgery and the healing process. Leonie teaches online childbirth education for women scheduled for or recovering from an emergency caesarean birth. She is also the author of a variety of post-op recovery guides and the eBook ‘Woman -Centred Caesarean Care’
Leonie has also designed a wound splint, the (SAC splint) to support and help protect the surgical wound from breakdown during sudden movements such as coughing, sneezing and laughter. Her invention was. shortlisted in the Australiana Healthcare week awards for ‘Innovation in Healthcare’ Sydney NSW in 2018.