• Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Login

Wonderful powerful post about skin to skin after cesarean!

Posted by on in Know Your Options
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 226
  • 0 Comments
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print
OB nurse shares her experiences about helping moms do this and posts a video of it!

Skin to Skin Minutes After C/S in the OR… Speaking Up and Making it Happen

istock 000005418037small-11
Skin to Skin immediately after birth
is an extremely important part of the continuum of the nurturing of pregnancy, the process of birth and the transition of nurturing from inside mom to outside mom. This is the natural habitat where baby should transition and begin his own regulations of breathing
, heart rate, temperature etc… This is recognized by the AAP in their changes to the Neonatal Resuscitation Algorithm back in 2000. The recommendation was to keep baby with mom and provide all initial evaluations and steps with baby on moms chest for all healthy babies! 

We all know that babies have an inborn innate ability to self attach and nurse right after birth. These recommendations are not just for vaginal births. Kathy Petersen has a beautiful description of the importance of STS after a Cesarean birth on her Woman to Woman Childbirth Education blog in her 5/30/10 post Skin-to-Skin in the O.R. after a C-section. 

Read the FULL article and view the video here.
0
Trackback URL for this blog entry.

Comments