Keep the Baby With Mommy!!

An incredible Youtube video on the difference a baby has with breastfeeding when medicated and unmedicated during labor and also if baby is taken away instead of put right on mom’s chest or belly.


6 Responses

  1. So amazing to watch – thanks for sharing this.

  2. This video was very interesting! However, as in our case, there was no choice but to have the baby taken away after delivery. I wish it had been different, but I was 10 cm dilated, fully effaced and my hips just weren’t wide enough to allow my daughter to turn fully in order to come through them. (after 4 hours of pushing no less) Also, when they broke my water there was poop in the sack, so after the c-section they had to take her right away to clean out her lungs so she wouldn’t get any feces in her lungs. The Grandparents were fogging up the glass to the nursery so they didn’t bring her to me for at least 45 minutes. I was so groggy from the surgery I don’t even remember holding her for the first time. Thank God I have pics! The next day I breastfed her for the first time, and she latched right on without any problem! We were the “best team on the floor” according to the lac. consultants, and things continued to go well at home.
    Women need to be aware that things may not go the way they plan it, home birth or not. I was devastated when they said c-section, and I still hate my scar, BUT that scar helped my little girl come into the world safely and without incident! Kudos to those women who can go natural and have a “perfect” birth, but to those of us who couldn’t, be happy that your child is who they are now and they are with you to enjoy.
    Best of luck to you in your doula training! I have a great respect for what you are doing and the Mama’s and Babies you will assist are lucky to have you with them! 🙂

  3. I love watching breast crawl videos 🙂 They make my day, seriously.
    I didn’t even get to hold my twins until they were about 12 hrs old. Breastfeeding was really rough in the beginning. World of difference with my other births where the first hands laid on the baby were mine or my husband’s & there was no interference.

  4. No wonder Teagan was horrible at nursing for the first 2 weeks! I could have avoided all the lactation consultant visits, pediatrician weight checks, not to mention worry that my baby might have failure to thrive like I did as a newborn! So going natural next time!

  5. Amanda, out of curiosity did you have an epidural?

    Just as an FYI for any future pregnancies/births, meconium in the waters is *not* a reason to take baby away. Home birthed babies pass meconium too. 😉

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