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    My first c-section was an emergency, bub was in distress and there was meconium so she was taken to the table for paediatrics to check her but she was all good so thry brought her to me. I had a cuddle while being stitched but then she went with DF and I went to recovery as my BP was very low and I was shaking a lot so I needed to rest a little (it was 2.30am so I was ok with this).

    My second was planned so when he came our they were bringing him to me but he started to pee everywhere, lol... they quickly put a nappy on him and then he came straight to me and I breastfed him while being stitched up. It was awkward as I was lying down and had wires and stuff in the way but it was nice to have that skin to skin contact. He then stayed with me in recovery and all the way to the ward.

    I think it really depends on the hospital as they all have their own procedures - best to ask them at your next visit and let them know your wishes in advance if you have to go down that path.

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    For my c-section, OB held up DS, he was taken to be wrapped and checked and bought back to me and that is where he stayed while I was stitched up and wheeled up to the room.

    There was no recovery room for me and it really was only 2 mins between when DS was born to when he was placed in my arms.

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    I had my 3rd csection 2 weeks ago. They took him out, showed me over the sheet then dp went and cut the cord and helped clean him up and while they were stitching me up they the. Brought him over and put him on my boobie. I breast fed the first time while they were sewing me up. Then I went to recovery where my partner and baby met me for one more cuddle then they both went to maternity where he was weighed. A hr later I was wheeled up and got the rest of my cuddles. But in theatre he was on my boobie a good 20 mins while they sewed me up

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    I can't remember what happened first time. Second time they dropped the sheet so I could see him being born, took him to be checked, DH brought him over and then I held him from there. They wheeled me back to my room while still holding him.

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    When I had DD last week they held her up when she was born to show me then she had a quick rub down, suck out of gunk and her cord cut by DP. They brought her over for skin to skin straight after that she was put down the top of my gown and a blanket put over both of us. I could hold her even with all the drips and monitors. DP held her for a bit once they finished stitching and transferred me back to my bed. Then she was given back to me and we were wheeled together to recovery and she and DP stayed with me the whole time.

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    My DD got lifted up and shown to me then they cut the cord wiped her down wrapped her up and then put her on my chest (not skin to skin) and after 5 or so mins took her and DP away and almost 2 hours later I got taken to my room and got to hold and feed her

    Mine was emergency c section though and they had to put a drain etc in when they were stitching and cleaning me up so it took a little longer I suppose.

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    I had an emergency c-section with DS. They didn't lift him up for me to see him or anything, took him straight over to a table to be resuscitated (wasn't breathing) and then he stayed there while they did his apgars etc.

    The midwife eventually brought him over to me while I was being stitched up but even though I could move my arms etc I didn't feel physically capable of holding him.
    The midwife held him next to my head for a couple of pictures and so that I could see him, and then he was taken to the nursery and I didn't see him again for another 14 hours. I didn't get to attempt BFing until a couple of hours after that.

    I've spoken to my Ob and the midwives that will be assisting for the birth of this bub and they've all said that this bub will be put on my chest with DH asked to help support him should I not be able to.
    Bub will be given the opportunity to try to feed whilst I'm being stitched up unless there's something seriously wrong, and they won't take him away (ie. out of the room) unless something drastic like the need for immediate surgery for the bub is an issue.

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    With dd then pulled her out, put her on my chest for a quick cuddle then took her away (only 2m, I could see everything) to clean her, cut the cord while I was stitched up.

    She was then wrapped up and given back to me where she stayed from there on

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    Had an emergency CS. DS and I were pretty much immediately put cheek to cheek. I couldn't have him on my chest or hold him as I was shaking so badly I was pretty much jumping off the table, but loved the touch if he's beautiful face on my cheek. They held him there for a whole for me. As soon as I was in recovery (and the shaking had subsided a bit) I held him and fed him immediately.

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    I think it depends on the hospital and the circumstances. My dd was an emergency c but clearly not in distress. There's no way I could have held her straight away as I was numb from chin down. She was held on my chest for a bit but I was taken away to recovery and didn't see her for 2 hours. Definitely check hospital policy and talk to your ob.


 

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