When Amy Toner had to have a cesarean section for the birth of her first baby, she worried about the precious moments immediately after the birth.
“My biggest concern was, ‘Do I get to hold her right afterwards?’ ” Toner said. “I really looked forward to having that ‘skin-to-skin’ time and having the baby stay in the room.”
Toner’s instincts about the importance of the first minutes and hours with her newborn daughter were well founded and are buttressed by increasingly robust research.
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