hi, did anyone get to hold their babies as soon as they where born with a c section?

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Ashley - posted on 02/28/2010

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Mine was an emergency c section, I was put to sleep and did not see him or hold him until about 3 hours later when I woke up in the recovery room. It was horrifying.

Ericka - posted on 02/28/2010

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As soon as they pulled my daughter out they let me hold her while they were stitching me up. Then she ended up in the NICU because she had fluid in her lungs from the c-section.

Courtney - posted on 02/28/2010

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I have had 2 C-sections and didnt get to hold either of them right after.. I did get to kiss then and hold their hand for a few seconds but i had to wait until i was out of recovery (which takes about an hour or so) until i got to hold them..

Holly - posted on 02/28/2010

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I have had 4 c sections and i didnt get to hold any of my kids until they were about 2 hrs old after i had my cordination back and felt that i could safely do so without dropping them.

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Karlice- If it helps, I was the very first to hold my son, had him for a whole day by myself because my boyfriend had to work, and my baby is allll about his papa. :)

Della - posted on 02/28/2010

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hi i didnt get to hold my little lad till they where finished and i was in the recovery room

Cheryl - posted on 02/28/2010

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N i was unconcious though choice and didnt see her till i came round, but not effected our relationship

Becca - posted on 02/28/2010

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they let me take a glimpse of her and then the took her away to get cleaned and all that other good stuff...while they finished stitching me up, and in recovery i was so sick from the anethesia my boyfriend had to hold her. It wasn't until i was in my own room that i FINALLY got to hold her...and i didn't let go either!!!

Felicia - posted on 02/28/2010

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no, as soon as they pulled him out they took him over to a table in the same room i was in and cleaned him off and all that stuff then wrapped him up and my husband brought him over to me so i could see him then they took him to the nursery.. i didnt get to hold him until alittle later.. but they wouldnt let any other woman in the family hold him until after i got to.. only my husband could and the nurses of course

Joan - posted on 02/28/2010

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When my son was born, at the QEII in Halifax, which is not a baby hospital, I had recently had a heart valve transplant. I was under for the C section, and he was immediately taken to the baby hospital 4 blocks away, he was fine, they had to monitor my heart, and make sure everything was ok. I never got to see my boy until he was 2 days old! This crushed me, I wanted to be the first one he saw! luckily a nurse that was there, went out and bought a Polaroid camera and film and went over to take pics, so I do have pictures of him an hour after he was born, and I did get to see them :) The nurses said he never stopped fussing until he got into my arms 2 days later :) When they brought him into my room after those 2 days, the doctors came running with all the alarms going off , lol... as soon as I saw the infant car seat being brought in, I knew it was him... who else would have an infant in a heart transplant ward :) Anyway, thanks for letting me rant, I love my son, three years later and both of us are going strong, Best blessing ever! :)

Allison - posted on 02/28/2010

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I got to hold him almost immediately. They weighed him really quick and wrapped him in his blanket and let me hold him. It was within 3 min of his birth.

Brittney - posted on 02/28/2010

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as soon as they finished stitching me up, about 15 minutes later i was able to hold him leaving the operating room

Vikki - posted on 02/28/2010

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i had to have an emergency c.section with my first child 5 yrs ago so when he was born all i remember was seeing this purpley, red blob that was put in front of me and whisked away again before i had chance to blink. i was told it was a boy and that was it until i iwent back up to the ward about 2 hours later. i felt really sad that i didnt get a chance to bond with him within the first few minutes of him being born. with my second though (i needed another c.section but this one was planned) i was able to hold him and bond with him as soon as he was born and in the recovery room.

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Jessica i was the same i was in my ward and i knew her cry coming down the hall too lol & she didnt cry after birth....she was screaming because she was hungry lol.although she was the only baby born in the place from 12 that night she was born at 4 in the morning.it was so quite until i heard her.i was so happy to know finally we get to have a proper cuddle.:)

Jessica - posted on 02/28/2010

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I didn't get to hold my girl until I was in my room, over an hour later after seeing her in theatre. I went to recovery, then after an hour went to my room, but it was a little while later when my husband and her turned up. My husband was with her the whole time, gave her a bath and everything before I saw her. But the funny thing was, I knew her cry coming down the hallway though!

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NO.... not right away..i had one for my second and it was an emergency c-section and the rushed her off to another part of the room to check her and 15 mins or more later the put her all wrapped up on my chest but the took her off me then as i had all stuff stuck to my chest and she was putting pressure on my chest but i didn't care if she was hurting me.but the took her to the ward to weight her etc with her dad there to mind her.he missed the delivery it was 4 in the morning.lol.when i saw her next it was wonderful and i held her for ages.:)

Emili - posted on 02/28/2010

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with the first three i just assumed you werent allowed to so i didnt ask. with my fourth i asked and they said it would be fine, but my spinal wore off right after they pulled her out and they had to put me out. :(

Sara - posted on 02/28/2010

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no my daughter was born at 4 in the afternoon they showed her to me for one min then took her to get cleaned up i didnt end up seein her till nine that night and there was nothing wrong with either of us

Kelli - posted on 02/27/2010

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My husband got to hold my son in the O.R., but not me until after I was back in my room. I know this sounds bad, but at the time I was so exhausted from the 26 hours of labor and pushing (that were unsuccessful) that I wasn't interested in anything but sleep and food by the time he was born. Although, when I finally got to hold him, I realized what all that hassle was about! I don't mind that my husband got to hold him first, I had spent the last 9 months feeling my son, and getting to know him in a way my husband couldn't so, now we're even... LOL!

Alisha - posted on 02/27/2010

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I wasn't able to see or hold my son as i had to be put under! it was about 2-3 hrs after that i could to see him and then he had to go to the nursery for the night :( however my hubby got o hold him right away so im glad he got to bond with him :) however it saddins me but what can u do. . he was healthy thats all that matters :)

Danielle - posted on 02/27/2010

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only long enough to take a couple pictures. then i didnt see him for an hour or so while i was in recovery. he was with his dad and family in the room.

LaRissa - posted on 02/27/2010

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I couldn't move my arms enough to properly hold my son but my boyfriend got him right away and came and sat next to me with him while I was in recovery so I could touch him and kiss him while my doctor's were stitching me on up. It didn't take long before we were back in my room and then we got to be with him alone for about an hour before they let anyone else back in so we could bond with him and I could breastfeed him. :)

Ashley - posted on 02/27/2010

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i got to hold my daughter as soon as they cleaned her up but daddy was the first to hold her. she was hungry and i planned to breastfeed so i had to feed her right away

Jenell - posted on 02/27/2010

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After both of my children were born they handed them right to my husband who was sitting next to me so I could touch them and see them. After surgery was over, and I was in the recovery room I got to hold them. Total time was like 20 minutes after they were each born.

Haylli - posted on 02/27/2010

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I had my twin daughters at 31 wks and 6 days and I didnt think I would be able to hold them because they were so early but I did. I held both of them for a few seconds then they got taken away to the NICU one had a hard time breathing but both are thriving now.

Desi - posted on 02/27/2010

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heck after the got him out the let me look at him then i passed out i dont think i got to hold him till like 3 or 4 hrs later but my hubby held him when they got him all check! I went in to labor at like 8am on july 3 and his head got stuck and around 705 they took him out by c-section so it was a long night oh and the didnt give me the goods till i was going in the get the csection lol so i was tired!

Laura - posted on 02/27/2010

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Nope, they showed him to me and let us take a couple pictures then he was whisked away to get bathed and such. I saw him probably an hour later after I was out of the recovery room. Honestly I don't think I missed all that much. My son and I have bonded just fine even without that first hour :)

Amy - posted on 02/27/2010

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I got to see my daughter for a min, then they whisked her off. I didn't get to hold her until after recovery, and I was back in my room.

DeShannon - posted on 02/27/2010

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INDEED! As soon as the doctors pulled my daughter from my womb, they lifted her body up just high enough (over the sheet) to allow me to see her and instantly took her to a table which was a few feet away from arm's reach and very visible to clean her, and once she was clean, and well, I actually used that term "clean" because her body was still coated with that gross film, the nurse handed her to me while I was delivering the after birth. My hubby was present the whole time and was there when she was brought to the infant room to be weighed and examined. It is vital to choose a OBGYN that understands your beliefs and will abide by them. I had the best doctor! He and I were like a team. He truly cared for me and respected my wishes. He and I both agreed that it was best for me to breathe/intake the after birth with was encrusted on her skin in order for my body to produce breast milk. I am sorry if your doctor acted as a totally disadvantage to you during your most precious moments. Nevertheless, your baby is happy and healthy. Good Luck

Simone - posted on 02/27/2010

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i had my son by emergancy c-section about 4 months ago and as soon as my son was deliverd they gave him to my partner and my partner gave him to me.

Krystal - posted on 02/27/2010

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Nope....They pulled her out...Started "tying" my tubes..sewed me up and rolled me out. My husband was finally given her after they had washed her and swaddled her. They did all this while I was still in the OR so when I went to recovery he was there holdin her.

Christina - posted on 02/27/2010

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I have had four c-sections and I got to see three of them right away but I didnt get to hold them until we got back to our room.

Kelly - posted on 02/27/2010

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Yes I did get to hold both of my kids right after my c-sections, not for long but I did get to

Brendalyn - posted on 02/27/2010

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after my c-section they place my daughter on my chest and then they weighed her and gave her to my husband. my husband and two older kids and the new baby got to go to recovery with me. i was able to breast feed her as well. my daughter has been by my side the moment she was delivered. it was weird cause with my two older children also by c-section, i wasnt allowed to see them until after recovery which was usually about an hour or two. but this time...i was able to hold her and breast feed her while i was in recovery! i wasnt able to move my legs yet either.

Melissa - posted on 02/27/2010

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no. i got to kiss her then they took her away and about 2 hours later i got to see her and hold her

Mendi - posted on 02/27/2010

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NOPE I barely seen either one of mine and doctor and daddy took off with them I didnt see em until I woke up in my room

Desiree - posted on 02/27/2010

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No, I had an emergancy c-section for my twins and I didn't get to even touch them for 6+ hour after they were born. On top of that I didn't even get to see one of them at all until I was unfrozen and wheeled up to see them. As if that wasn't bad enough the nurses didn't even want me to touch them at all, so connecting with my premie girls was hard. especually since they where in the NICU for a month and a half.

Kerri - posted on 02/27/2010

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No I had to wait to even see him for about 5 mins I would say but it felt like a life time and my son didn't come out crying he cried twice I think just little ones and I was so scared. I kept asking my husband to let me see pictures and my mom kept telling me how cute he was, so I think they got the hint and put and mirror so I could see him. They let me hold him once I was being rolled out of the OR, which I get cause your arms are strapped down. But I will ask next time for them to let my Husband bring him to me! It was my first and I had no idea...

Sarah - posted on 02/27/2010

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I got see both my son and daughter after they had been wrapped up just befor they took them out of the o.r. I got to hold my son for awhile in recovery but when i had my daughter i only saw her for a few minutes in the recovery room b4 they took her back to the nursery again.

Sarah - posted on 02/26/2010

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I only had a c-section with my twin girls. They held them up and showed them to me and then cleaned them and did the weights and stuff. While I was getting all stitched my sister and the anesthesiologist held them. Then they layed them on the bed with me and we were taking to recovery. So I didn't have to wait to long. I'm suprised by how many people didn't have their babies with them while in recovery. I guess I assumed everyone did.

Chelsie - posted on 02/26/2010

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no i didnt....i seen him but i didnt get to hold him until the next day they had to x-ray his lungs and they had to monter him all night but im thankful he was just fine

Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2010

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They took my daughter out of me, held her over the curtain/drape so I could see her, then they took to her weigh her and wrap her up. After that they brought her over to me and I was able to give her a kiss before they took her to the nursery and cleaned her and all of that. I didn't see her for 4 or 5 hours after that. I had a bad reaction to the anesthia (I was vomiting/dry heaving for over 4 hours straight after they gave me the spinal block, even during the section).

Kristina - posted on 02/26/2010

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Hey...Nope. I didn't get to hold my son until he was 26 hours old. Of course that's because he had some severe issues when he was born. He weighed 10 pounds 13 oz and was the biggest baby in the NICU-- But he had water in his lungs and my idiot OBGYN didn't test me for GroupB strep, so of course, my son tested positive and was on IV antibiotics for 5 days. Long story short, my c-section experience was a complete nightmare. I was put to sleep for the emergency c-sec, didn't get to SEE him until 9pm (he was born at 7:24pm) and wasn't able to hold him until 11PM the following day. Nightmare. It prevented me from bonding w/ him right away, I ended up having post partum depression from the whole ordeal, and of course I couldn't breast feed, even though I explicitly told them he was to be b/fed only- They went against my wishes and no matter how hard and long I tried (3 weeks) to get him to accept the breast, it was a lost cause.

Erin - posted on 02/26/2010

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I only got to see my daughter for a second right after she was born, then they whisked her away with her father to get her weight and everything else while I got stitched up. I got to hold her and BF her as soon as I got back to recovery. I actually was suprised they let me BF with all the medicine they had given me!

Crystal - posted on 02/26/2010

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not really..as soon as he came out they let me see him and touch him then took him to weight measure and all that good stuff.... And i hear olt of women saying that thier babies went to the nursery mine never did he was right wit me the whole time when i left hte OR he was right behind me and when i was in recovery the nurses came to me and did what they had to do to him he never left me but once the four days i was there and that was for his circumsition..

Terra - posted on 02/26/2010

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I didn't get to hold my son till 4-1/2 hours after he was born. After the c-section they let my hubby hold him and I was reaching desperately just to touch his little hand with tears streaming down my face. The anesthesiologist finally told my husband to put him a little closer to me so I could. I thought that they were never going to bring him to me, Those were long 4-1/2 hours.

Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2010

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I did not get to hold my daughter when I had a c section. It was an emergancy c section though. I got to see a picture of her but I did not actually get to see or touch her until she was 3 days old!

Jessie - posted on 02/26/2010

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Well, after I had my c-section they weighed her let me see her and then finsihed stitching me up. My hubby went to bathe her when I was in recovery for an hour then I got to hold her and feed her first. I don't know how much bonding time a vaginal delivery gets either though b/c they have to get them warm and all that other stuff so it would seem to me that they would prob. only get to hold them for a min. also. I don't know though b/c I have only had one by c-section. I do know of people that got to hold their baby after though until they had to get them to the nursery. My daughter and I have a fabulous bond though so if your worried about bonding that shouldn't be an issue. A mom worried me about not bonding with my baby when my Dr. talked about needing a c-section, then it was pretty much emergency b/c her heart rate kept dropping, and I am the closest person to my daughter so really it's about the days after you have them. That is what I think though, everyone is entitled to their own opinion :)

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