Body Recovery

Why You Shouldn’t Choose An Elective C-Section

There are more than just physical problems that newborns are at risk for when born via cesarean. There are potential psychological problems that will show up later in their life. However, many of these problems are often missed as something correlated to the birth. What the newborn experiences in the womb creates predispositions, expectations, and vulnerabilities in their future. If you knew this, would you still elect for an unnecessary cesarean?

Nurturing the Sacred Postpartum Space

We must understand that as the new mother is dealing with life transitions of birth she is as vulnerable as her newborn and needs special care and attention during the time of postpartum.

What Do I Need Postpartum? Top 3 ways to have your best postpartum recovery by an L&D Nurse

The truth about birth is there is not enough postpartum preparation and recovery for a new mother. Today, women are sent home to figure it out on their own and many new mothers do not realize that all the issues you thought would go away after birth don’t. My thoughts always go to the idea that this time in postpartum must be protected and treated as sacred as it was meant to be. These are my top 3 must do's for postpartum mothers and their family.

How to Have a Good VBAC

The World Health Organization Multicountry Survey (WHOMCS) collected data on pregnant women who had a previous cesarean in facilities across 29 countries. The incidence of uterine rupture was 0.5%, meaning out of 37,366 women, 170 experienced uterine rupture. Though the risk is low, there are some risk factors you should speak with your doctor about while you are deciding if a VBAC is right for you. 

The Invisible Process at Birth

It seems to be pretty common practice these days to encourage skin-to-skin contact directly after birth. The benefits have been shown to calm and relax the mother and baby, regulate the baby’s heart rate, breathing, temperature, and blood sugar. It stimulates their digestion and interest in feeding, and stimulates the release of hormones to support breastfeeding and mothering. 

About the Author

Hi, I'm Marya Eddaifi

I was only 22 when I had my son. It wasn't the best experience but I didn't know better.

It wasn’t until after I became a Labor and Delivery nurse did I realize how badly I was treated and grieved over my birth. Did I tell you this was 15 years later?

After realizing how nurses and medical providers impact such a huge life event, it became my mission to change the world through beautiful birth experiences!