i did, i put it in my birth plan, and since it was a scheduled one this time, i was able to discuss it in the intake interview.
the l & d nurse explained that they can't always do it at this particular hospital b/c of it requiring an additional person in the OR. they did make an attempt and were very supportive, so it ended up happening for us.
i also had my tubes tied ;)
if you're wanting this to happen, you will want to
- put it in your birth plan
-talk to your ob about it
-also call the lactation nurses & explain what you'd like to happen.
-bring it up first and foremost during the intake interview/pre-op or whatever they call it
-make sure you are scheduled for the OR on the ob/maternity floor and not a general hospital OR because the rules are very different about recovery (for after the skin to skin)
and, i don't want to burst bubbles or make anything sound negative, but i will go ahead and say that having immediate skin-to-skin wasn't the best experience that i imagined it to be. ds weighed 10 pounds and the operating table is very tiny, and you're lying flat on your back. there is no way to incline the position upwards or to sit up at all (or at least ime) so it was akin to having a huge weight on my chest. he didn't nurse right then, but after i was sewn (and the ligation took seriously 5 minutes of that time) in the recovery room, the lactation nurse met us there and he did nurse. so bf took place within 30 minutes or so of his birth.
if i had a do-over, i'd probably just go ahead and dictate that dh get the skin to skin. it was a little underwhelming for me. :( but i was pretty happy that they were so accommodating. it was sweet.