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After I was in the recovery room we did skin-to-skin and tried nursing for about 3 hours (standard is 2 hours). Basically H held LO while I got stitched up. I got wheeled into the recovery room and had to change beds. I was then given LO right away.
I wouldn't have felt comfortable holding him right away for 2 reasons; I didn't want to move too much while getting my insides sewed up and second, I didn't feel like I had enough feeling in my arms and control over them to actually "hold" him.
TTC #1 since 3/2011
DX: anovulatory and severe MFI
DH is a testicular cancer survivor
IVF#1 w/ICSI lupron, gonal f, ovidrel
ER 6/15/12 6R 6M 6F! ET 6/20/12
Beta #1: 154 Beta #2: 509 Beta #3: 7326
Baby Boy EDD 3/7/2013
Hudson James born 3/1/2013 7lbs 15oz 21in long
TTC#2: 6/2014 all testing came back normal
IVF#2 (#1 for LO#2) 9/2014 - 17R 10M 10F 4 blasts frozen on day 6.
FET #1 10/15/14 - Beta #1: 216 Beta #2: 823
With my first c-section, it was emergency and DD was showing signs of distress, so the NICU team grabbed her right after they took her out, and didn't see her until I was in the recovery room. Once I had her, we did skin to skin, and a little nursing.
With my second, it was not as urgent, so they put DS on my chest for a couple of seconds after he was born. Then, they took him away, and I was able to hold him again in recovery.
hazy19:Thanks for your responses! nbsp;I'm hoping ill be one of the cases where I get to hold her within 20 minutes! nbsp; I'm a total control, freak! nbsp;The thought of everyone else holding her before me kills me!
DS2 - Oct 2010 (my VBAC baby!)
hazy19:Thanks for your responses! I'm hoping ill be one of the cases where I get to hold her within 20 minutes! ( I'm a total control, freak! The thought of everyone else holding her before me kills me!)
Who else would hold her? As soon as DD was wrapped up, the nurse handed her to DH. No one else was allowed in the OR or recovery room.
nola78:I wasn't able to hold her and nurse until I was in recovery -- maybe 30-45 minutes after she came out? DH was able to hold her and sit right next to me, though, so I did get to see her and touch her pretty much as soon as she was born.
DS1 - 1 hour - I had to get out of recovery and get to my room.
DS2 - 3 hours - They forgot about me! The nursery staff brought my baby to me in recovery because the l&d nurses were so lax. I overheard a really snappy, "I'm sure this mommy wants to see her baby" from the nursery nurse and then he was brought in.
DD - 5 hours - She went right to the Nicu, so I had to get up and go to her.