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Meeting Your Baby

You have waited for this moment for months and it can be an emotional time with love for your baby and for your partner, relief and maybe some shock that you have done it, as well as pride in your ability to make and birth your baby. It can also be normal for you to be drained of emotion – you are happy that your baby is here but you have given everything to birth your baby and you may not have anything left. It doesn’t mean you are rejecting your baby, it just means you are tired! As soon as your baby is born, he can most probably be given straight to you so you can meet and get to know your baby. Your midwife will make her observational checks on your baby, to make sure he is in good health but that doesn’t need to interrupt your skin-to-skin cuddles. What does a new baby need? You – she will recognise and be soothed by you. Skin-to-skin cuddles to feel safe and secure. Warmth …