these online forums or bulletin boards (aka bboards) are active with lots of helpful people waiting
to lend a friendly ear and give you advice. Your best bet is
to take a look around at each of them and see where you feel
Cesarean birth support From their own description: "If you're
scheduled for or recovering from a c-section, you'll need
extra help with your new baby. Talk to others about how to
manage and recover, and share what's worked best for you." This
bboard has a lot of traffic and lots of women with all sorts of questions
and answers for one another.
Birthing From the bboard: "Join us to discuss the physical and emotional aspects
of having a C-Section as well as to offer information and guidance
to those undergoing a Caesarean birth." iVillage bboards do
a nice job of building a community by providing areas for off-topic conversation
for those who frequent a specific bboard.
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) Online Forum The
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) hosts a forum as an
online support group for anyone wishing to discuss birth and
cesarean issues. Topics of discussion frequently include how to
avoid an unnecessary cesarean, preparing for VBAC (Vaginal Birth
After Cesarean), healing and grieving from a difficult or traumatic
previous birth, how to find a caregiver who is supportive of
vaginal birth and VBAC, informed consent, childbirth education,
the role of doulas and midwives, birth stories, etc. You must register with ICAN in order to access the forum.
||Pregnancy.org: C-Section Support From their homepage: "Whether you are scheduled to have one, are having another, or recovering from one, a c-section can be debilitating and hard to recover from. Find support, get questions answered, and find out what other moms are doing to feel and move better."
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