June 17, 2020

EP40- C-section, the unwritten birth plan...

EP40- C-section, the unwritten birth plan...

(Previously: The Pumping Podcast)

This week’s episode is a conversation about C-sections, something that doesn’t seem to be discussed. After realizing that very few moms even talk about having a c-section, never-mind going into detail about the challenges around them during and after in ...


(Previously: The Pumping Podcast)

This week’s episode is a conversation about C-sections, something that doesn’t seem to be discussed. After realizing that very few moms even talk about having a c-section, never-mind going into detail about the challenges around them during and after in recovery, this mama Susannah Hilliard thought it was time to share her experience. 

After an emergency c-section, Susannah’s baby was born and she didn’t even know it was happening. Not only that, but her husband was still waiting to be brought into the room to see his son be born, having no idea that he had already arrived. She shares some insight into what the recovery process looks like and is passionate about sharing stories like hers, so that c-section moms know they aren’t alone. 

Remember, at the end of the day, the most important thing is that you brought life into the world, no matter how it comes. 

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Important Links for Cesarean Sections: 

ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) 

Cesarean Advocacy Instagram

American Pregnancy C-section Information

***Given the current social climate, Susannah would like to shed light on and recognize that black mothers experience disproportionately high rates of C-sections (35.4% of live births by black mothers were by C-section from the latest data) and death related to pregnancy or childbirth. 

As a white mother, she feels it is important to use her voice and any opportunity she can, to address the inequality MOC's experience, even if it's sharing a few links for awareness:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4386542/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.self.com/story/black-maternal-mortality-ed-letter/amp

https://blackmamasmatter.org/bmhw/

 

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