Immediately after delivery your baby will be placed on your chest, and that is where your baby stays for as long as desired. At Natural Beginning Birth Center, mothers and babies are purposely not separated in order to ease your baby’s initial transition to life beyond your uterus, promote bonding and initiate breastfeeding. Gentle newborn exams are done in your presence so that you can become familiar with your new little one. During this time, while you celebrate and allow us to pamper you, we also educate you on what to expect with your recovery and baby’s care so that you feel confidently prepared to return home. Since families are discharged four to six hours after birth, we will follow up early and frequently to ensure your healthy and happy transition as a new parent.