Mamas, have you heard of the “golden hour after birth”? . We love to hear that hospitals around the country are looking to incorporate some of these concepts into newborn and maternal care. Some of these concepts include skin to skin, the breast crawl, eye gazing, words of encouragement, dim lighting, and alone time with mom and partner. “All these wild things happen in the few moments after the first breath, and before you gaze into your baby’s eyes. Thus begins the golden hour after birth, and no matter what, your child needs for you to defend it… Having a baby is not a hospital procedure; it’s birth, people. Birth is natural. You aren’t going in to get a gallbladder removed. As if all the shunts and shutting isn’t astonishing enough, some amazing *BLEEP* happens after the baby is born. Did you know that after the birth of a newborn, if placed immediately on the mother’s stomach, the baby can crawl up to the breast? It is miraculous to watch.” Read more at The Golden Hour After Birth And Why You Should Protect It At All Costs by Trish Brockway.