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    Default holding bub immediately after a section? how does this work?

    I am looking st a possible c section and I was wondering what happens after the baby is out? Immediately after? My two previous VB where straight on my chest after being pushed out then there they stayed for a good while. It was one of my favorite parts of the births. From what I've seen in telly in a section, you get a sideways glance, they take bub away, rub them down, wrap them up and then the father holds them. Is thus what happens here? When do u get to hold ur baby? I am not keen on this at all. I
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    I've often wondered the same and am turned off c section because of this...

    I'm interested to know too


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    It depends, the first time I didn't get to have the babies (twins), because they came really late at night - 11pm or something and they couldn't spare the staff to bring them into recovery. The second time, they let me take my baby into recovery because it was in the day and there were enough people on staff.

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    I think it depends on why for the c section to be honest. I got a sideways glance! But my bub had a heart condition that required immediate monitoring. So DH got a cuddle then she was straight to NICU. After I was 'fixed up' so to speak I was wheeled to her bed in NICU and she was put on my chest for cuddles, I'm sure if bub is fine then it happens ina different way. It wasnt long til I got my first cuddles.

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    With my first c-section I was holding ds once he was wrapped/been checked, the my DH had him in recovery (whilst I was getting stitched up which took maybe 5mins)and they had skin on skin. Once I got into recovery he was put straight on the boob. With my dd I held her again once she was wrapped/checked but couldn't take her into recovery with me as there weren't enough midwives to stay with me. So she went with my DH back to our room and I was in recovery for maybe 30mins. I had no issues feeding or bonding with either children.

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    I have had two c-sections. Both times, the baby has been "born", held up for me to see, then taken over to the table to be cleaned up, throat cleared, appear tested, etc, then bubs is brought over to me for a little hold and some photo's. from there, Dad leaves with the baby, I have been stitched up and sent to recovery, and the next time I see bub is when I am taken to my room.

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    I asked the midwife at my hospital appointment yesterday about this (just in case...not actually planning on c-section) and she said as long as the baby and mother are fine they generally pull bubs out, show you, rub baby down then either wrap or put on your chest and bubby stays there with you from then on.

    Like PP have said, I guess it all depends on the reason for the c-section and if the baby and mother have any complications.

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    For my last c-section, DD was put straight on my chest after she was pulled out.

    I cuddled her for a bit, and then she got taken over to be checked, and DH cut the cord. They wrapped her up and put her straight back on my chest.

    That time, when I went to recovery babies weren't allowed in with you - so she and DH had a cuddle until I came out, and then she had her first BF straight away.

    However, I'm going back for a 2nd c-section in a few months, and I've been told that babies ARE now allowed in recovery. So I imagine this time it will be the same, except I'll get to keep holding her/ feeding her in the recovery room.

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    We do for electives......baby to be checked, wrapped and then brought back to mum in dads arms (usually within 5 minutes if all is good) for a snuggle.

    They have your arms sort of sticking out from sides with drips and monitors attached to both of them, so we usually have to get dad to hold bub on mums chest in the most awkward position for a snuggle. Then skin to skin and breastfeed in recovery.

    We take dad and baby to recovery first whilst the nurses are cleaning down mum and transferring her from the operating table to her bed. So about 5 minutes of dad waiting in recovery first.

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    Great question thanks for asking OP.

    For those that have had bub put straight on chest, had you requested this or discussed this with your OB?


 

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