I will pass on some advice I got here to interview & select a pediatrician to be present at the birth. Our usual ped (the one we already had selected for dd) did not practice at the hospital where we delivered the twins, so we interviewed & chose a pediatrician to attend their birth. She was fine knowing she would only be for the birth and not the boys' ped afterward. And she was wonderful. I was handed both babies immediately upon delivery. I held baby A for a while, then dh held him. When I needed dh for baby B's pushing stage, I asked him to pass baby A off to our midwife/doula. That is one of the reasons I insisted on hiring a doula, because I wanted to know whose hands baby A would be in while I delivered baby B. None of the babies' assessments were done until well after baby B was delivered. I nursed them both in the delivery room (I was not in the OR). Best wishes to you!
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7/6/06 at 10:23pm