Caesarean Birth: A Positive Approach to Preparation and Recovery – A table of contents

For those interested in seeing more detail about the content and structure of my book – the following is the table of contents from the 2nd Edition – available on Amazon and from various other on-line bookstores.

Foreword……………………………………………………………………………… 5

Introduction………………………………………………………………………….. 7

  • 1 Caesareans explained………………………………………….. 11
  • 2 Why prepare for a caesarean birth?………………………….. 19
  • 3 I would prefer a caesarean…………………………………….. 27
  • 4 I do not want a caesarean……………………………………… 37
  • 5 How can I make the most of my caesarean?……………….. 55
  • 6 How can I improve my recovery?…………………………….. 75
  • 7 I am the birth partner, what can I do?……………………… 113
  • A The caesarean procedure……………………………………. 139
  • B Why do caesareans happen?………………………………… 151
  • C The benefits and risks of caesarean and vaginal birth….. 165
  • D Clinical definitions of difficult reactions………………….. 191
  • E Birth guide template………………………………………….. 195
  • F Questions to ask your practitioners………………………… 199

Glossary…………………………………………………………………………….. 203

Other resources…………………………………………………………………… 209

Acknowledgements………………………………………………………………. 217

References…………………………………………………………………………. 221

Index………………………………………………………………………………… 247

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