Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
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I love sharing personal stories from women in the Motherhood Meets Medicine community, and this episode is no exception. Since I have never had a c-section birth, I thought it would be helpful to get a perspective from one of our listeners, Whitney Sallee Pfister.
Whitney and I have a conversation about C-section preparedness and recovery. Whether you’re preparing for a c-section, or have experienced one already, this episode will be informational and help to validate what you may go through, or have already gone through before, during, and after birth.
Whitney is married, a mother of twin girls in Cincinnati, Ohio and originally from Kentucky. She works outside the home in a corporate sales in a manufacturing role, and enjoys cooking, spending time with her girlfriends and traveling the world with her family. Inside of this episode, Whitney shares her c-section birth story, what she wishes she knew beforehand, her recovery, and how to advocate for yourself.
A quick note: This episode is a candid conversation where we talk about graphic things that can happen postpartum. If you would prefer not to know this information, you may want to skip this episode.
In this episode we discuss:
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1. How did you prepare for your c-section and what did you wish you knew about it beforehand?
2. Is there anything you found helpful for recovery?
3. What would be helpful to have with you when preparing for a c-section birth?
4. Did you use a belt when recovering from c-section?
5. How can moms advocate for themselves during birth and the postpartum period?
6. How can your partner help you during postpartum recovery?