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Emotional Healing After a Cesarean

For some mothers, birth by cesarean is a relief; for others, it's a nightmare. If you had an UNPLANNED c-section, please share your thoughts with us. It's our hope to create an article on emotional healing after cesarean birth.

Issues may wish to discuss:

  • Types of feelings . . . rage, relief, sadness, ambivalence, happiness, bitterness, fear, guilt, joy . . .

  • Duration of feelings . . . did you feel that way for a few hours, a few months, still feel that way

  • Did anyone acknowledge your feelings such as spouse, family, care providers, friends? Were they helpful or hurtful?

  • Healing . . . what did you do to help you heal emotionally? Therapy, another pregnancy, creative visualization, educating yourself about pregnancy and childbirth . . .

  • Scar issues . . . did it bother you? Did you do anything special to make peace with it? Did you do anything special to help it heal physically/cosmetically?

  • What else? Share your thoughts.

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