All Hospitals Should Be Offering This to Moms After a C-Section

Nov 29, 2016 at 9:55 am |

So benefits for babies and moms!

After giving birth to my first child, I didn’t have an opportunity to hold him for very long. The nurses and doctors placed my baby boy on my chest for a few minutes. But because we both had some minor complications, he was whisked away from me to be treated.

I didn’t have a Caesarean; I had a vaginal childbirth. It’s common practice for conventional deliveries for newborns to be placed on mom’s bare chest immediately after birth.

But for babies born by c-section, “skin to skin” in the operating room hasn’t usually been an option.

new mom just after birth

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When it comes to having a c-section, shouldn’t doctors be helping women make is as close as possible to a vaginal birth for moms and babies?

Skin to skin for all new moms has great benefits!