The Golden Hour by Bob Sears

Posted September 20th, 2012 in Babies, doula, fresno, Fresno birth, Fresno Birth Doula, Newborns by Kathryn DiPalma

by Dr. Bob Sears

The Golden Hour: Getting the Best Start with Your Newborn

When that tiny baby is placed into your arms, he or she is the ultimate reward for your nine months of careful preparation. You may not know that what you and others around you do in that very first hour of your baby’s life can have a significant—even lifelong—impact on the bond you have with your baby. This article shows you how to best prepare for that golden hour, how to maximize the bonding experience, how to defer hospital procedures that may interfere with bonding during that first hour and how to communicate those needs to your medical caregivers.

To read the entire article by Bob Sears, please go to:  http://choicesinchildbirth.org/choices/postpartum/golden_hour

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