It is shocking to me how many moms who are taking my Hypnobabies class for the 3rd or 4th baby and they are amazed that they have the option of keeping the baby on them for an hour or two.
“I didn’t know I could do that!” one mom exclaimed. The nurses always had taken her babies away after a minute or two and then spent 10-20 minutes weighing them and doing other things before she really got to hold and meet her baby. She always hated that, but didn’t realize she had a choice! She made sure it happened with the birth of her Hypno-baby and she loved that special time!
I find that typically in a hospital birth the baby nurses really want to do the routine procedures right away. It takes some consistent “No, I want to keep my baby.” comments from mom to make it happen. I suggest telling the nurses you will call them when you are ready to weigh the baby. This way they will leave the room and only come back when you want them too!