When we ask people who have had children about the most memorable day of their life, they pretty much all say, “The day my child was born.”
When your baby is born, it tends to create an exciting and fascinating immediate bond between you and the baby. And fortunately for us today, we are fully aware of the importance of the first moments between a baby and its parents.
But don’t take it for granted. In a still recent past, people didn’t realize as much as we do today how important the first few hours and days of baby-parent contact are for the baby, as well as for the parents.
Giving birth to a baby today is very different than what it used to be 40 years ago. Not only do medical staff better understand what’s going on in the tiny body of the baby now, but they understand that the immediate bond happens right after birth.
We should also be thankful to the human side of the medical staff that delivers babies today, which has developed alongside with medical advancement. Only 30 years ago, doctors believed that babies couldn’t feel any pain and would operate on them without real anesthesia. Today, not only do they understand that a newborn does feel physical pain as a full small human being that they are, but can also greatly benefit from contact with their parents.
In this article, we are going to discuss those little extra important contacts that will make your baby healthier and happier from the minute he or she is born until the first few months, which will carry on into the rest of his/her life. [Read more…]