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What happens to your baby after delivery
What happens to my baby immediately after birth?

Newborn babies don't have the ability to control their temperature well, so it's very important that they be kept warm and dry. If you've had a vaginal delivery and you and your baby are both in good condition, he should be placed directly onto your abdomen and dried off there. He'll be covered with a warm towel or blanket and given a cap to keep his head warm.

Skin-to-skin contact will help keep your baby warm and let the two of you start bonding as well. (Don't worry about bonding if you can't hold your baby right away because one of you needs immediate medical care. There'll be plenty of time for bonding later.)

Your practitioner will clamp the umbilical cord in two places and then cut between the two clamps. (Your partner can do the honors if he wants to!) She'll collect a tube of blood from the cord to check your baby's blood type and may use it for other tests as well.

Consider talking to your caregiver about when to clamp and cut the cord. Many practitioners in the United States routinely cut the cord almost immediately after birth. However, recent research shows that waiting a few minutes – so that extra blood flows from the placenta to the baby – lowers the risk of newborn anemia and iron deficiency in infancy.

During your baby's birth, your caregiver may have suctioned your baby's mouth and nose before the delivery of his shoulders. If your baby still seems to have too much fluid in his mouth or nose, she may do further suctioning at this time.

While you and your baby are locking eyes, he'll be closely observed to ensure that he continues to do well. At one and five minutes after birth, an Apgar assessment will be done to evaluate your baby's heart rate, breathing, muscle tone, reflex response, and color. If your baby is doing well, you and your baby should not be separated. Your caregiver should be able to do these simple assessments (as well as other tasks) while your baby is resting on your belly.