Skin-to-skin: Is it time to prioritise the needs of babies born by C-section?

Skin-to-skin DURING C-section is evidence-based, it’s free and relatively easy-to-do with a tweak of hospital procedures. And most importantly, it’s really beneficial for the mother/baby dyad. Opinion piece commentary by Toni Harman asking why aren’t ALL parents routinely supported to have skin-to-skin DURING a C-section? What would it take for all parents to be offered this as a fully supported option?



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Toni Harman

I help parents and health professionals better understand the science of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and the microbiome.