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Changes to C-sections

Kate Marsh, Midwifery Manager at Tommy’s answers common questions relating to what to expect when having a C-section, from Bounty mums-to-be who are due to meet their babies after having elective C-sections in the coming weeks.

Mums-to-be reassured by Kate Marsh, Midwifery Manager at Tommy’s

Kate Marsh, Midwifery Manager at Tommy’s answers common questions relating to what to expect when having a C-section, from Bounty mums-to-be who are due to meet their babies after having elective C-sections in the coming weeks.

Several Bounty mums-to-be have contacted us to ask what happens in hospital and how soon they will able to go home after having C-section births during the coronavirus outbreak?

Here we answer two popular C-section concerns from Bounty mum-to-be:

Gemma asks:

"I’m having an elective C-section after my first baby was born by emergency C-section.  I’m worried about struggling on my own in hospital as last time my mum, husband and sister all took turns to help me change, feed the baby and get showered?"

Lisa wants to know:

"How soon after having a C-section can I be discharged home?"

Filmed 14th May 2020

The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists has official guidelines for pregnant women

Changes to C-sections