Awhile back I posted Mothers Yearn for Their Babies at Birth. I created the post as a resource for moms to share with their health care providers to encourage skin-to-skin contact at the moment of birth even for a Cesarean birth. It is a comprehensive presentation with a video and photographs documenting the joy and safety of immediate skin to skin contact at Cesarean births when the babies and moms are medically stable; moms' reports on its importance; documentation of its success; and even a link to a journal article presenting modifications of Cesarean birth procedures with a description of how to do skin-to-skin in the operating room. 2016 UPDATE: Full journal article reprint in NEW RELEASE Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy
I receive countless inquiries on this topic and encourage moms to view and share Mothers Yearn for Their Babies at Birth
2016 UPDATE: NEW RELEASE Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy now used by moms and practitioners to advocate for skin-to-skin at birth (even at Cesarean birth); they can easily show from the book on their phone (or other mobile device) – images, video and documentation of skin-to-skin contact at birth practices (including medical journal article reprint re skin-to-skin at Cesarean birth) all contained in the book itself.
This true story Miracle mum brings premature baby son back to life with two hours of loving cuddles after doctors pronounce him dead shows just how life saving and life giving skin-to-skin contact at birth is. It is THAT IMPORTANT. It is no wonder moms yearn for their babies at birth.
2016 UPDATE: Full story written by miracle Mum herself with photographs and video in NEW RELEASE Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy