Skin to skin is the gentlest way to transition your baby from the intra-uterine world to the extra-uterine world. Baby’s skin absorbs antibodies from your skin (either parent), increasing the immune system.

Your baby is soothed by the familiar sound of your beating heart. Also the baby’s temperature is regulated when contact is made belly to belly, and chest to chest. Oxytocin is released, early feeding behaviors are explored and initiated. All this is the magic of the Golden Hour after birth.

What are your favorite skin to skin moments?