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Skin to Skin Bonding

Mercy Gilbert’s skin to skin bonding program, Magical Moments, encourages mom and dad to bond with their newborns immediately after birth. The skin to skin bonding program establishes a warm, welcoming environment to greet their newborn, help them adjust to their new environment and fosters a connection for the new family.

What is skin to skin bonding?
Skin to skin bonding means your newborn is placed unclothed onto your chest against your skin, and under a blanket, helping baby feel safe and warm and maintain a healthy blood sugar.

Benefits of skin-to-skin bonding

  • Soothes and comforts baby
  • Stabilizes baby's temperature and vital signs
  • Gives baby better oxygenation and blood sugar levels
  • Stimulates milk production
  • Causes your uterus to contract and bleed less
  • Promotes feelings of closeness and protectiveness
  • Provides the best opportunity to get breastfeeding off to a good start
  • Provides a quiet time for your new family to connect

For more information about the Lund Family Birth Center and postpartum care at Mercy Gilbert we invite you to take a tour. To register, please call (480) 728-5414 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.