Skin to Skin “Declined” 

As always, when looking for a great explanation of skin to skin for a friend, I can rely on Jenny to sum it up perfectly xxx

@JennyTheM

  • When a woman gives birth and the birth is complicated , skin to skin contact can help her to re-centre on the beautiful relationship with her baby/babies. The way that midwives discuss skin to skin can and does have an impact on a woman’s decision – evidence shows that skin to skin contact at birth by ceasarean section is rising every day and I’d like to argue that it is not an ‘offer’ to be taken up or not – SKIN to SKIN is indeed a human right .
  • Declining something means that the choice to “not accept” has been fully explained -I.E the effects of NOT having skin skin contact have been fully explained as much as the effects of HAVING skin to skin contact
  • Asking a woman if she “wants” skin to skin is not an invite or a request – it is one of the rights of…

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