Keeping moms and newborns together after birth

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A newborn really needs its mother. It needs to remain attached to its mother. They are a single biological unit where the mother is regulating the infant in many, many ways, respiration, heartbeat. And so, my message to parents is don´t let them take your baby away. Classically, certainly for me, it was like we will just take him to the nursery so you can get a good night´s sleep. And very often what happens is that separation is sort of the final end point in a series of subtle separations that start early on in pregnancy with the ultrasound photograph, where we are getting separated from our own inner sense of what is going on inside of us, where we need to look at it on a screen. And so, I just really say keep your baby with you. It faciliates all kinds of things including that baby´s well being.

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Marcy Axness, PhD

Childhood Development Specialist

Marcy Axness, PhD, is an early development specialist, popular international speaker, and author of Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers. She is a top blogger at Mothering.com and a member of their expert panel. Featured in several documentary films as an expert in adoption, prenatal development and Waldorf education, Dr. Axness has a private practice coaching parents-in-progress. She considers as one of her most important credentials that she raised two peacemakers to share with the world -- Ian and Eve, both in their 20s. 

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