Often, there is so much information to take in with regards to labour, that many people don’t know the facts from the falsehoods.  Here is the truth about: What Are They Doing to my Baby?

What Are They Doing to my Baby?

After delivery, it is always recommended that you have skin-to-skin contact with your baby to allow for bonding. If you are going to breastfeed your baby, the best time to start is within 30 minutes of delivering. Either way, at one stage or another, baby will be taken away from you for the hospital staff to ensure everything is fine.

They may clean her up a bit; they’ll give her an injection of Vitamin K to help with blood clotting, and will administer eye ointment to prevent any infections. They may give her some oxygen if she is a bit blue, and they will also do some measurements – weight, length and head circumference. These are necessary tasks to be done, but your baby will be back with you in no time for more alone time and bonding.

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