Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital

Bonding with Your Baby


After your baby’s birth, we make every effort to keep you and your baby together.

  • The first few hours immediately after birth may include skin-to-skin bonding and breastfeeding.
  • Skin-to-skin bonding is when your baby is placed directly on your bare chest wearing only a diaper right after he/she is born.
  • The benefits of skin-to-skin bonding are:
    • Easier transition from the womb to the outside world
    • Better temperature control for your baby
    • Reduces stress for both you and your baby
    • Helps increase breastfeeding success
  • You will have the opportunity to participate as your baby is weighed and measured in your room.
  • Your baby’s bath will take place about eight or more hours after birth. Waiting to give your baby a bath will help control his/her temperature and protect his/her skin.

Magnet Award-Winning Nurses


Providing highly skilled, relationship-based nursing services throughout all areas of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and associated patient care units. These highly-educated and specialty-certified healthcare professionals care for patients in the inpatient antepartum unit, mother-baby post-partum rooms, newborn nurseries, neonatal intensive care nursery, maternal-fetal medicine perinatal diagnostic unit, and in labor and delivery.

Our Magnet Accreditation