Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Skin to Skin Contact in the OR: Speaking Up and Making it Happen

I've found more really good information on this subject:

This blog post by a Labor and Delivery nurse gives some excellent advice on how to speak up and ask for skin to skin contact immediately after a cesarean birth. This can be done while the mother's incision is still being closed, and it provides an important bonding time between mom and baby to establish breastfeeding and a healthier, happier newborn.

Here is a wonderful video that shows an example of skin to skin in the operating room:

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