“Most birthplaces are starting to acknowledge the importance of keeping mothers and babies together for the first “golden hour” (or two) after the birth. The benefits to both mom and baby are well documented.
“Both mother and baby are less stressed when they are skin-to-skin and babies cry less. The baby’s body temperature, blood sugar levels, and breathing stabilize. Oxytocin flows through both of them, which stimulates uterine contractions to encourage the smooth delivery of the placenta and decreases blood loss. Oxytocin also gets milk production going.”
from Agape Birth Doula Services https://ift.tt/2Ov9X7g