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Embracing New Beginnings: Honoring The First Golden Hour with Baby Catcher, PLLC

by Elizabeth Aviles, APRN-CNM

Welcoming Your Little One with Love and Care

Dear Parents-to-Be,

As a certified nurse-midwife at Baby Catcher, I am thrilled to share with you the beauty and significance of the "First Golden Hour" after childbirth. This magical time immediately following delivery is not just a medical interval but a profound moment that shapes the beginning of your parenting journey.

1. Cherished Skin-to-Skin Connection: A Bond Beyond Measure

At Baby Catcher, we prioritize placing your newborn on your chest, promoting skin-to-skin contact. This intimate connection is more than just physical warmth; it is the initiation of a bond that will last a lifetime. Your touch is the first language your baby understands.

2. Nurturing Breastfeeding Bliss: A Healthy Start for Your Little One

Initiating breastfeeding within the First Golden Hour is a priority at Baby Catcher. It’s not just about nutrition; it's about creating a sacred space for you and your baby to embark on a nourishing journey together. Our team is here to guide and support you in this beautiful initiation.

3. Enface Positioning: Connecting through Gaze and Presence

We believe in the power of eye contact and emotional connection. Placing your baby facing you during the First Golden Hour encourages a bond that goes beyond words. Witnessing your face, hearing your heartbeat, and feeling your breath—these moments create a comforting environment for your little one.

This position encourages eye contact and is conducive to attachment.
Enface: A position in which the mother and infant are face to face.

4. Delayed Cord Clamping: A Gentle Transition to Independence

At Baby Catcher, we advocate for delayed cord clamping. This simple yet impactful practice allows your baby to receive extra nutrients from the placenta, supporting a smooth transition to independent breathing and ensuring a healthy start to life.

5. Delayed Newborn Exam and Procedures: Prioritizing Your Family’s Experience

We understand the importance of uninterrupted family bonding. Delaying routine medical procedures, such as newborn exams and procedures, until after the First Golden Hour allows you to savor these precious moments without unnecessary interruptions.

6. A Family-Centered Approach: Sharing in Your Joy

We encourage the presence of family members during this special time. Your loved ones are welcome to be part of the magic, offering support and sharing in the joy of welcoming your newest family member.

7. Emotional Support: Nurturing Your Confidence

Beyond the physical aspects, our team at Baby Catcher is here to provide emotional support. We understand that these moments can be overwhelming, and we are dedicated to fostering an environment of reassurance, security, and confidence.

Note: And here's the best part – no need to check your bill twice! At Baby Catcher, we believe in the magic of the First Golden Hour so much that we want to assure you that there's no additional charge for the joy and love we sprinkle during this special time!

As you embark on this incredible journey, know that at Baby Catcher, we are committed to making the First Golden Hour a joyful and empowering experience for you and your little one. Trust us to guide you through these magical moments, setting the stage for a lifetime of love and connection.

With warm regards,

Elizabeth Aviles, APRN-CNM

Certified Nurse-Midwife at Baby Catcher, PLLC

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