Lynn's Comments: I had my son in the early 70s. They took him away and washed him and I didn't get to hold him for a long time. Five years later when I had my daughter, things had changed. I held her immediately. They didn't take her to be weighed and checked out until we had been with her for over an hour. That was a wonderful experience. That was the way it should be done!
Lynn's Comments: One thing nobody really talks about is how your seat feels after baby is born. Well, sitting down ain't comfy! My favourite gift to a brand-new mom is an egg timer and a box of "TUCKS" pads. The Tucks reduce swelling and inflammation and make life much easier. The egg timer is for the middle of the night when you’ve been up many times and done everything you can do and baby is STILL crying. It allows you to take a 10-minute time out.