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#31 of 36 Old 12-15-2007, 10:36 PM
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yay! another baby. that is so great that he did well and that the labor went great. i also can't wait to hear the whole story.
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Congrats!! Enjoy your baby moon
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Welcome Little Jack! Looking forward to her birthing story.
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Congratulations and well wishes on your new arrival!

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Congratulations, Matey! Welcome, Jack!
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Originally Posted by happymomma View Post

Silly hospitals, don't they know that a warm blanket and mamas chest is the best way to warm a babe?
And a reminder to the rest of us mamas -- there is no medical reason for a bath, and babies who are bathed within 24 hours of birth USUALLY experience a drop in body temperature that "requires" artificial warming. So refuse the bath and cuddle your naturally baby-smelling baby!

I was furious last time -- I struggled for several hours to get DS's temperature up where they would stop bugging me about putting him in a warmer, and as soon as his temp was steady for 2 hours, his nurse started in about the bath. I asked her whether it was necessary, and she said "no, but because of the meconium, wouldn't it be nicer?" and then I asked her what it would do to his body temperature, and she admitted that it would almost certainly make it drop, and then I just stared at her until she blushed and left my room.
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