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Golden Hour

At the Saint Francis Family Birthing Center, we want to give you and your baby special time to bond and connect is a very special way. We call it the Golden Hour.

If you wish to participate, the Family Birthing Center staff will ensure your first hour with your baby is free from visitors or interruptions. Studies show that the mother-child bond is critical for your baby’s ongoing growth and development.

We know that friends and family are waiting to meet your new baby, but this important time for bonding happens once in a lifetime. We’d encourage you to wait to have guests until after you’ve had this time alone.

We also encourage skin-to-skin contact in the first hours and days of your baby’s life to help the two of you get to know one another. This closeness is one of the best ways for you to learn about your baby, and to bond and connect.

Our goal is to make sure the birth of your baby is a wonderful experience. Please let us know if you do not wish to participate in the Golden Hour or Skin to Skin.