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Healing from a Homebirth Cesarean: A companion workbook for any mother whose planned out-of-hospital birth ended in the operating room

Healing from a Homebirth Cesarean: A companion workbook for any mother whose planned out-of-hospital birth ended in the operating room

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For the daughters who gave everything to become mothers. The term "homebirth cesarean" or "HBC" refers to a planned out-of-hospital birth that ends in the hospital operating room. In partnership with the book "Homebirth Cesarean: Stories and Support for Families and Healthcare Providers," this companion workbook adds a deeper level of understanding and exploration for mothers healing in the aftermath of a planned out-of-hospital birth that ended in the operating room. "Healing From a Homebirth Cesarean" is a trusted and ideal guide for mothers no matter where they are in their journey or how recently they experienced their HBC. Over six chapters, mothers chart their course of self-paced healing with simple practices, creative exercises, and meditations. A powerful and safe exploration into healing after a difficult birth, this is an essential guide for women seeking their identity as a birth warrior and mother.

Author: Courtney Key Jarecki
Publisher: Incisio Press
Published: 03/15/2015
Pages: 132
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.53lbs
Size: 10.00h x 7.01w x 0.28d
ISBN: 9780986203909

About the Author
Courtney Jarecki has worked as a doula, childbirth educator, and a homebirth midwifery apprentice, but her path forever shifted after the birth of her daughter. In recovering from her 54-hour home labor, hospital transport, and cesarean, she soon began creating a new model of understanding for planned out-of-hospital births that end in cesareans, now known as homebirth cesareans (HBC), a term she coined. Left without stories that reflected her own journey, she was driven to provide others with resources and support she could not find for herself. She is the author of "Homebirth Cesarean: Stories and Support for Families and Healthcare Providers" (Incisio Press, 2015), a book for mothers, families, and birth professionals that details the HBC experience from pregnancy through the subsequent birth of another child. As a companion piece, she also authored "Healing From a Homebirth Cesarean" (Incisio Press, 2015), a workbook for HBC mothers that offers a powerful and innovative approach, complete with self-directed practices, to align the cognitive, physical, emotional, and relational areas of life affected by an HBC. Courtney envisions a future where women of her daughter's generation will birth with knowledge and dignity regardless of location, and in the company of care providers who respect and understand their wishes. She is the founder of the Homebirth Cesarean movement and is actively working to broaden the conversation and education around homebirth cesareans through the support of mothers, families, and birth professionals. In balancing her writing, teaching, and leadership activities, she is the mama to Lazadae, wife to Dave, and alpha-female pack leader to hounds Satchel and Maji. She lives in Portland, Oregon. To attend an in-person or online workshop for birth professionals or healing retreat for mothers who experienced an HBC, visit

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