Self Care After Cesarean Birth

Thousands of Caring for Yourself, A Guide to Self-care After Cesarean Birth booklets are purchased in English and Spanish each year by hospitals and pediatricians across the U.S. to give to new moms. It is used in childbirth preparation classes by many hospitals, churches, and childbirth educators. Because hospital and health care budgets are shrinking, Media Partners has decided to make the information available online. We hope it helps with tight education budgets!

Introduction to Self-care After Cesarean Birth
Preventive Self Care
Perineal Care
Physical Changes and Healing
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
Breast Care
Activities and Healthy Exercise
Nutrition and Diet
Family Planning and Birth Control
Normal “Baby Blues” or Postpartum Depression
Your Postpartum Check-Up
Get as Much Rest as You Can
When to Call Your Doctor

Linda Abercrombie, RNC, CCE
Marcy Mann, MD

The information in the booklet follows the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Caring For Yourself After Cesarean Birth - SpanishCaring for Your Self After Cesarean Birth is also available in Español as a pdf.

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