Stage 4: First Hours After the Birth of Your Baby

June 26, 2017

Stage of Labor Mother’s Feelings Mother’s Activity Coach
  • Elated and excited, but also weary
  • Sense of accomplishment— having a baby is a success!
  • Hungry
  • Thirsty
  • May feel chilled
  • Trembling of extremities
  • Rest and relax
  • Family bonding
  • Nurse baby as desired
  • Eat/drink as desired
  • Ask for blankets
  • Physical status monitored by nurses
  • Rest and relax
  • Family bonding
  • Praise mother and self
  • Call friends/relatives to share your good news
  • Take pictures
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