Skin to Skin

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 in Birth Insights

Have you heard of skin-to-skin? If not, read on. Studies show that skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby is so beneficial for both mom and baby. Why? Did you know that mums will raise or lower their body temperature by two degrees to balance baby's temperature? Dad's also go up and down to provide for their baby's needs. The physical benefits include:
  • Regulating baby's body temperature
  • Regulating baby's breathing
  • More stable heartbeat
  • Higher blood sugar in baby (that's a good thing)...
  If that is not enough for you right there, then just know that it has been "proven" that babies are just happier when skin-to-skin. Happier baby equals happier mom. Happier mum - well, lets just say, happy mum, happy home.