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Labour & birth
20/01/2013 at 23:35
21/01/2013 at 09:38
21/01/2013 at 10:44
Generally you will deliver baby (either through vagina or c-sec) & baby will be handed to you 'skin-to-skin' whilst you then deliver the placenta (how long this lasts will depend the individual delivery). Once you have delivered both baby and placenta they will then normally hand baby over to your birthing partner whilst they tend to you (sorting any stitches you may need, allowing you to have some refreshment, allowing you to shower) all of which tends to happen in the delivery suite. Once you've had time to refresh they should then help you with feeding baby for the first time before they eventually discharge you.
20/02/2013 at 16:16
i had to have an emergency c after being in labour 27 hours and going from 6cm to 3cm. i had morphean (cant spell!) and gas and air. After the section i was given my baby to carry while they wheel you back to your room. as you're numb from your tummy down you cant do anything and your also on a cathater.
it wasnt till quite a few hours later i had skin to skin but i dont think it did any harm.
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