New article on skin to skin care after a cesarean! I’m so glad Evidence Based Birth addressed this topic.
“If a hospital staff member tells people giving birth that it is “impossible” for them to stay together with their babies after a Cesarean, that statement is false. Making the switch from routine separation to couplet care can be done—many hospitals have already done so. Although couplet care may be more inconvenient for staff in the beginning, in the end, keeping mothers and babies together after a Cesarean is what is best.”
“…evidence has shown that it is possible—and best practice—for mothers and babies to stay together after a Cesarean.”
I have felt so blessed to serve this family. This strong, brave mama and supportive dad not only invited me to be part of their birth experience but included me in their traditional Naming Ceremony. This was a first for me and I enjoyed it so much! Welcome baby Eriayo!! You are joy!
I have been so blessed to see so many strong mamas labor and new babies be born this month!!
Congratulations to the Hallsten family!! This mama’s patience and perseverence was phenomenal! Baby O is perfect!! So grateful to be part of their team.
Often in The Birth Workshop, mom’s come with the “wait and see” how it goes thought when it comes to medication. A lot of first time moms think that since they don’t know what to expect they feel like they will leave medication as a option. We talk about code words in class and I feel like it’s a good option in order to make a more firm decision on your birth choices.
Watch this short video from Penny Simkin explaining “The Code Word”.