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Old 07-01-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Anybody heard of this birth practice?

I heard through the grapevine that some people I know planned not to pick up or touch their baby for a while after his birth- like 45 minutes or so. I guess the intent was to allow him to be untouched, fresh from God so to speak. I would hardly believe it, except that it came from someone who attended the birth. Has anyone ever heard of this before?

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No, and I can tell you I couldn't handle it. Fresh from God & straight into my arms thank you very much! They had to whisk DS away because the pain meds had depressed his breathing and I was BAWLING because my weakness kept him from getting that first precious touch.

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No I haven't. That seems very odd to me. In my mind, God is sending that precious bundle to me to take care of and I love to have that first touch! I wish I could have been the .very.first one to touch dd and ds but both times I pushed for 3 hours and was pretty out of it when they were born. Granted, both times the midwife flipped them immediately onto my chest, but still .
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Re: Anybody heard of this birth practice?

ugh bizarre and no never heard of. shoot-after waiting 9 almost 10 months for that baby I wouldn't wait another sec to hold them :/
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Re: Anybody heard of this birth practice?

Doesn't seem very logical to me...baby has been warm and secure for months and months and now you want to let them lay exposed right after such a big change? seems really strange.
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Re: Anybody heard of this birth practice?

I've heard of it, but no way. Give me the babe. I read an article on a silent birth recently and the end result is much of what you describe letting the babe be for awhile after birth. I couldn't be silent for an entire birth either.
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Re: Anybody heard of this birth practice?

I know some people don't move the child to the breast but instead put the newbie on the mom's belly. The baby has to "crawl" to the boob. But the child is obviously cleaned off and getting skin to skin.

I can't imagine not picking up a baby at all. It will be cold and need warmth and comfort.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:42 AM   #8
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I don't understand how he could be untouched by anyone? This seems illogical to me unless he's going to just hang out where she birthed him at, and he landed (if someone caught him, they're touching right?) ...So idgi.

ETA: I reached down and got him myself. No clean up. Straight to boob. Nursed for about 45min before I even let them weigh him or get near him rofl.

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Never heard of that and it makes no sense to me.
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