The thought of delivering your baby and IMMEDIATELY handing her over to someone else terrifies you.
🤰 You’ve grown & nurtured that baby for the past nine months.
🤰 You talked to her and told her stories.
🤰 Cared for her like she was already earth side…
You want your baby by your side from the moment you bring her into this world.
Did you know that most neonatal resuscitation equipment in hospitals is set up on a large table oftentimes in a different room?
Far from the mother.
Obviously this requires the severing of the umbilical cord.
In addition to the developmental advantages of leaving the cord intact…
Keeping baby close to the mother reduces maternal stress and infant fear.
AND helps facilitate bonding.
One of the requirements of neonatal resuscitation is a warm, firm surface…which you have AT HOME!
🛏️ A bed
🚿 The side of your water birth pool
👩 Mom or dad’s warm body
If none of these are readily available, midwives often bring with them a warm pack for this exact scenario….I know a thing or two, because I’ve SEEN a thing or two.
If midwifery has been placed on your heart and mind, it’s no accident; it may be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
If you want to have a birth where you don’t have to worry about the baby being taken from your arms then my midwifery package is right for you. To start planning your birth or discuss your care, contact me at https://pittsburghmidwife.com/contact/.