Influence of Immediate Skin-to-Skin Contact During Cesarean Surgery on Rate of Transfer of Newborns to NICU for Observation

Another study with shocking results.  Midwives all over are stunned.  KIDDING!  Take this entire study to your friends who ask you about evidence based care and the standard treatment of newborns in a traditional inpatient setting.  Here is the conclusion:

The proportion of newborns transferred to the NICU for observation was significantly different and lower after implementing skin-to-skin contact immediately after cesarean birth (Pearson’s χ2 = 32.004, df = 1, p < .001). These results add to the growing body of literature supporting immediate, uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact for all mother–newborn pairs, regardless of birth mode.

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