Implementing Skin to Skin

Maternity care facilities across the United States are honoring the mother baby bond by implementing skin to skin contact immediately after birth and later. Evidence shows that skin to skin contact provides baby with a gentle transition from the inner womb to the “outer womb” (baby nestled between mother’s breasts) where mother’s body regulates baby’s …

New insight into skin-to-skin contact

By Healthy Children Project  Healthy Children Project faculty members Kajsa Brimdyr and Karin Cadwell and colleagues from Sweden have published a new paper in Medical Hypotheses, available this month. The paper, titled “A Plausible Pathway of Imprinted Behaviors: Skin-to-skin Actions of the Newborn Immediately After Birth Follow the Order of Fetal Development and Intrauterine Training of …

Skin-to-skin in Gulu, Uganda

When the electricity goes out in a small, rural hospital in Gulu, Uganda, hospital staff sometimes use the light emitted by their phones to repair tears from childbirth, to check for complete placentas, and for various other procedures. “Sometimes there is no electricity for long periods of time,” Healthy Children Project’s Kajsa Brimdyr, PhD, CLC …