Unfortunately, the perfect birth plan we picture in our minds unravels during labor and delivery leading to serious medical intervention, such as a cesarean. How do you begin to heal from this unexpected turn of events and learn to embrace your birth experience?
You need to have surgery, but how will the anesthesia impact your breast milk? Is it safe to breastfeed your baby after having major surgery? Should you pump and dump your breast milk, just to be safe?
Before you have breast enhancement surgery, what questions should you ask your doctor about your ability to breastfeed? How is milk supply typically effected? Are your chances of engorgement increased?
You needed to have breast reduction surgery, and now breastfeeding your baby has a whole new set of challenges. How does having breast reduction surgery impact breastfeeding? And what are the best ways to overcome those challenges?
Your decision to have a VBAC or repeat cesarean is important. This episode will help inform you so you can understand the trade-offs, and weigh your own values and concerns so that you can come to a decision that is best for you and baby.