Bonding with your baby

“Skin to skin”

At the American Hospital of Paris maternity, we do our utmost to ensure that each baby stays with his or her parents, even in the recovery room following a cesarean.

It is especially important to us that you can begin bonding with your newborn immediately following the birth. If your and your baby’s condition allow, we encourage skin-to-skin contact with your infant in the delivery room.

When the baby’s skin touches yours, he can feel your warmth and smell your scent. These sensations trigger innate behaviors in babies that help them begin building the first ties with their parents.