Both parents admiring/holding their daughter while the surgery is being completed. Since operating rooms are cold, a mother's breast is a very warm and comforting place to be. In this case the pediatrician is about to place a blue heating pad over mother and baby for additional warmth.
Although the cesarean was unexpected, the care and attention to the birth was carefully thought out. The atmosphere of the operating room was tranquil and soft music was playing. The parents were encouraged to talk to their baby and their words of welcome and thanks were the first she heard! Karily was brought immediately to Iliana’s chest and remained there during the rest of the surgery. “Rooming in” began immediately and Karily slept with her parents rather than in a nursery.
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