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Joanne Ilaqua

Nurse, Doula, Lamaze Childbirth Educator, Mom of 4 and Founder/CEO of Mamasoup Inc. After 20+ years working with moms I created Mamasoup: a social networking app for new moms to connect to each other to reduce the isolation that causes postpartum depression. It's FREE, ANONYMOUS and LOCATION-BASED and it's available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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About this course


Have you just been told that you're going to give birth by caesarean?  If so, you may be feeling:

 Scared, Nervous, Anxious, Unprepared and maybe even a little bit ripped off.  

Some women become tired of waiting for their caesarean birth and they just want to "get it over-with already".  

Or maybe you feel guilty or like a failure because your body couldn’t “give birth”. 

Lots of women even feel a lack of control about their upcoming caesarean birth because there isn’t a lot information about caesareans in traditional birth classes.

I've created this course from 20 years of experience as a Labour and Delivery/Postpartum nurse, a doula and a Lamaze childbirth educator. I've guided many, many women down the path to motherhood.

After taking Your C-Section and connecting with other women, you can expect to feel:

 Relieved and prepared. You'll receive information and support that makes you feel empowered.  Through the activities in this course you'll feel as though you have some control over your birth. You'll learn how to accept your caesarean and how to focus on making it the best experience possible.

This course will help take the stress and anxiety out of your upcoming caesarean birth so you can make choices that empower you to have a positive birth and postpartum experience. 

Here's What We'll Cover:

Module 1: Coming to Terms With Your Birth

Learn about some common reasons to have a caesarean, learn strategies to face your fears and feelings about your upcoming birth, how to maximize the hormones that naturally occur during vaginal birth for a better caesarean birth and postpartum experience,  Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) frequently asked questions and resources.

Module 2: How to Make the Most of Your Birth Day

Preparing your body for birth: guidelines for activity, diet and sleep and how to make small, healthy  changes during pregnancy, resources for effectively planning for your postpartum recovery, and all about doulas: where to find them, what they do and how to interview them.

Module 3: Your Hospital Stay

What to expect immediately before,  during and after your caesarean, what you  really need to pack in your hospital bag (for mom, baby and partner), and what to expect in the first 6, 12, 24 and 48-72 hours after your birth.

Module 4: Your Postpartum Journey

What to expect in the first 6 weeks: postpartum bleeding, pain management, incision care, baby blues vs postpartum depression (including a tool that health professionals use to pinpoint postpartum depression) and these special bonuses: 

  • How to Breastfeed Your Newborn: A Guide to Early Breastfeeding
  • 5 Commonly Missed Signs of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • When to Call the Doctor (for Moms and Babies)

ALL OF THIS, PLUS : Continuing peer support and information in the Mamasoupcommunity! (Available for FREE download on the Apple App Store and Google Play) 

This program is for:

  • women who are having a planned caesarean birth

  • women who are not having a planned caesarean birth, but value the education and support “just in case”

  •  women who are looking for information to reduce anxiety about their upcoming caesarean

  •  professional women who have very busy schedules and value a flexible learning environment

  •  women who value discrete peer support 

  • women who wish to reduce their risk of postpartum depression

This program is NOT for:

  • anyone who does not support women and women’s choices

  • anyone who wants an opportunity to debate caesarean vs vaginal birth

  • anyone who doesn’t believe that birth is equal, no matter how it happens

  • anyone who doesn’t believe that moms matter as much as babies in birth

  • If you’re looking for information about natural childbirth, this isn’t the right course for you


If you are not 100% satisfied with our information products and services, we will refund your money in FULL. This refund must take place within 10 days of the date you purchased your course.