It’s also traditionally been a time where the baby was whisked away within minutes for being cleaned up and more, and then eventually returned to mom. We know now that's not the best practice, and the transition between birth and the first hour is critical for the health of mom and baby.
From the day you find out you are pregnant, your world changes. From that moment on, it’s not just you, or the two of you; you’re bringing a whole new life into the world. There is nothing like a baby on the way to make us reexamine, well, everything in our lives!