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These general websites are a great place to start to learn about c-sections or to get answers to specific questions. Also see the FAQ.
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GreenDot What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section Maternity Center Association publication covering all the basics about c-sections. Does not include information about healing, but is a good place to start when learning about c-sections and issues which can contribute to them. Published in 2004.

GreenDot Mayo Clinic: Caesarean Birth and the Road to Recovery Amazing and thorough examination of c-section birth and recovery. Starts with information about the operating room and carries you through recovery at home and breastfeeding. Authoritative content from a very trusted source.

GreenDot  International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) Online The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). The site has extensive resources including statistics, white papers and a reading list. Also hosts a very active mailing list. Especially focuses on preventing c-sections and helping mom's navigate their way to a successful VBAC.

Caesarean section: Information for the public Created by a branch of the UK NHS named NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), this brochure (available as a PDF) includes more than 50 pages of everything a woman facing or recovering from a c-section needs to know. Especially applicable for those in the UK

Caesarian Tips And Advice (many short helpful tips) Great website with many short practical tips and answers to common questions about c-sections. I especially love the "Hospital Stay" and "Back at Home" sections. Take some time to read through their top tips and then explore the different sub topics that are of greatest interest to you.


GreenDot Caesarean Birth: Your Guide & Resource To Caesareans This is a great site. It covers a great range of recovery issues including everything from "Caesarean Related Pains & Discomforts" to "Caring For a Caesarean Incision". This site has a wealth of information organized well and tackling all the issues you could hope for. Take a look here for tips, answers to questions and information about VBACs. To quote the site directly: "The goal of CaesareanBirth.Com is to create a website that provides information on all aspects of Caesarean Sections & VBACs while providing a warm atmosphere and plenty of reader communication."

Birthrites - Healing After Caesarean Inc. An Australian non-profit group aiming to: "provide an emotional and physical support network for all women who've had a previous c/section....lobby to reduce the c/section rate and increase public awareness of the safety of VBAC/EBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean/Empowered Birth After Caesarean), by promoting ourselves within the health community. This site has tons of information including info about healing, VBACs, planning a positive caesarean, support groups in Australia and much, much more. I especially like their booklet: Caesarean Birth: Making Informed Choices - it is very in depth and has a wealth of information both about c-sections in general as well as specific tips for physical and emotional healing.

SheKnows Network: Cesarean This website has a number of short articles and answers to basic questions. Includes articles by pregnancy and baby book author Ann Douglas.

About.com: After a Cesarean Basic information about the first phases of c-section recovery. 2 pages. Nothing too in depth, but probably worth at least skimming to ensure that you have heard all this before.


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