My first cs was emergency but they cleaned up my baby in the same operating room that I was in, took all his vitals etc and then he was given to me immediately and we wheeled into recovery with him in my arms.
Now I'm in a new hospital (and in the US instead of Canada) and they told me today that baby gets whisked away while they stitch me up and then is "usually" there to meet mom in the recovery room as long as everyone is ok.
I am already dreading the thought of not having my baby with me right away! They said DH can stay with either of us so I will send him with baby. It's making me extra sad that I have to have another c/s (I do not have a choice). Please tell me the time we are apart will go by quickly and it won't be that bad!! I really wanted immediate skin to skin and breastfeeding! Also, do you think a policy like this is set in stone?