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culllllll Sat 03-Aug-19 10:07:36

What happens to your baby in a emergency C-Section if you HAVE to get knocked out? Who gets to hold your baby before you? As I know that you're out for an hour or so and I know it sounds selfish but I wouldn't want everyone holding my baby before me but I know it needs holding etc blush is that really bad?

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Jigglyjugs Sat 03-Aug-19 10:12:53

Usually your partner, if you bring one. Our son was given straight to my husband for skin to skin, a midwife helped him dress the baby and then he had to just wait until I was out of surgery.
I didn't get to hold DS for a day though,I lost a lot of blood and was too weak and dopey to really know what was going on.
Honestly, if you do have one, you'll be so glad your baby is safe, it won't matter too much by the time it's done.

JohnLapsleyParlabane Sat 03-Aug-19 10:18:45

In our case it was DH. The hardest part for me was the going down to theatre without him. And the hardest bit for him was when the moved him (and all our stuff) out of the room into a generic waiting room with no information. He'd been told baby would be brought to him in 30mins or so, and this was over an hour later. He thought something awful had happened, but they'd bumped me for a more emergency delivery and forgotten to tell him.
I held DD at around 90mins old, and breastfeeding/bonding was unaffected.

twinkledag Sat 03-Aug-19 10:35:35

DH held DS when I had to have an emergency section, I was upset at the time at missing out on the 'golden hour' but told myself there will be many many more hours to hold him.

Good luck ☺️

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