Pregnancy Over 40 - Don't Take The Baby Away After BirthMost of us assume that everything the hospital does is good for our baby.
But what about whisking the baby off immediately after birth? When I had my daughter they did take her for a few minutes because she had a slight problem breathing and they blew a little oxygen in her face. It resolved itself and they cleaned her up and gave her back to me. According to this article, taking the baby away may create some unnecessary stress. Read more:
It is standard practice in a hospital setting, particularly among Western cultures, to separate mothers and their newborns. Separation is also common for babies under medical distress or premature babies, who may be placed in an incubator. In addition, the American Academy of Pediatrics specifically recommends against co-sleeping with an infant, due to its association with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS.
Dr. John Krystal, Editor of Biological Psychiatry, commented on the study's findings: "This paper highlights the profound impact of maternal separation on the infant. We knew that this was stressful, but the current study suggests that this is major physiologic stressor for the infant."