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Delayed Cord Clamping
The cord will be clamped one minute after birth or when the cord stops pulsating. The benefits of delaying the clamping are increasing the blood volume back to the baby and increasing iron which is vital for healthy brain development.
Skin to Skin
The baby is placed belly-down, directly on your chest, right after birth. The nurse will dry your baby off, put a hat and diaper on, cover him or her with a warm blanket, and get your baby settled on your chest. The first hours of snuggling skin-to-skin let you and your baby get to know each other. They also have important health benefits. Skin-to-skin babies stay warmer and are calmer, cry less, have healthier blood sugar levels and allow you to bond with your new baby.
Certified Lactation Specialists are available to provide support and education to breast-feeding moms before and after delivery.