(with Mavis Schorn, PhD, Certified Nurse Midwife, Mom, Associate Professor & Assistant Dean of Academics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing) You just found out (unexpectedly) a c-section is a must. It’s not what you wanted. A c-section can still be an amazing & life-changing beautiful experience when you meet your baby. But only if you know what’s possible (hint- most of us don’t have a clue).
Cutting edge hospitals & providers are focusing in on “quality care with respect” for women, instead of just “administering care” to women. And one example is seriously improving how moms experience a c-section (from the very beginning to the end). Mavis Schorn, a certified nurse midwife at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing who has attended over 2,000 births, explains how “natural c-sections”, also called “family centered” or “family friendly” c-sections, are now being explored at places like Vanderbilt University & across Europe. Just a few of the benefits… dimming the lights, playing whatever relaxing music you’d like (studies prove creating a relaxed atmosphere helps birth outcomes), making sure you can see your baby right after birth by lowering the surgical tent thingie (helps with bonding & breastfeeding), ensuring you can hold baby after c-section for skin-to-skin (which is scientifically proven on many levels to help baby’s health) & lots more.
You’ll Also Learn:
- What happens during a typical c-section.
- How asking a couple simple questions can completely change the course & outcome of your birth.
- Three things Mavis is convinced will help you have a better birth. (she knows what she’s talking about)
Who is Mavis Schorn?
Mavis Schorn, PhD, has been a certified nurse midwife for the past 21 years, attending over 2,000 births! She’s a mom & an Associate Professor & Assistant Dean of Academics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She lives in Tennessee & loves to sing the Rocky-Top song. Ok, we made that part up, but she does live in TN.
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