Should baby be placed on stomach or chest after birth? Nurse Jackies Tips for 6/1/20

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You are finally having your bundle of joy! You have read and your delivery assistant has told you – that when the baby is born it should immediately be placed on your chest for bonding, but your provider places the baby on your stomach and not your chest – Do you know why? Which 2 are the correct answers?

  1. Your provider does not agree with bonding on the chest.
  1. Easier for the provider if the baby is in the abdomen as oppose to  the chest.

3.  Your baby may have a short cord and the cord should not be pulled on otherwise it can pull off and become an emergency

4. Your provider might be focused on something happening vaginally or bleeding from the uterus and needs to pay attention to that – so it was easier to place the baby on the abdomen first.

Correct answer- 3,4

Jacqueline Ann Chapman 

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Nurse Jackie says,
"Babies DO come with Instructions"



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