Cesarean: Cesarean Depression

If you think you are experiencing cesarean depression, talk to someone about it, whether friends, family, or especially other women who have had cesareans. Or contact a therapist who is both understanding of, and experienced with, women who have had cesarean depression. You'll avoid the side effects of keeping your feelings bottled up, and you'll know that you're not alone.

Contact and/or join a cesarean support group. They'll provide you with information and emotional support. They can also give you an opportunity to help others, which may help you resolve your own cesarean experience. Some women receive emotional relief after just one meeting.

Copyright © 1994 by Diana Korte. This excerpt is reprinted with permission from Ballantine Books and is copyright protected under international copyright conventions. This excerpt may not be reproduced in any manner, including electronic, without prior written permission from the publisher.

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