Create a Hug Plan

MY HUGS

I want to be the first to hold my baby on my bare skin as soon as possible after birth and:
I want to be the first to hold my baby on my bare skin as soon as possible after birth and:
After my baby is diapered, I want to continue providing skin-to-skin hugs for the following length of time:
While being transferred to the postpartum ward, I want to continue providing skin-to-skin hugs if possible:

MY DESIGNATED ALTERNATE HUGGER

I want the following person to be in the delivery room in order to help me provide skin-to-skin hugs if necessary:

MY GOWN OR GARMENT

To help facilitate skin-to-skin hugging as soon as possible I want to wear:

HUGGING DURING ROUTINE PROCEDURES

To help ease my baby’s stress and pain during routine procedures, such as heel pokes and blood collection, I want to provide skin-to-skin hugs at least 5-15 minutes prior:

HUGGING DURING A C-SECTION

If I require a C-section, I want:

Hugging Twins

In order to provide skin-to-skin hugs for both my babies, I want:

WHO SHOULD RECEIVE THIS HUG PLAN?

Once you have completed your Hug Plan, make 2 copies. Before your third trimester, discuss your Hug Plan with your doctor or midwife and provide a copy. Then take the second copy to the hospital the day you go into labour. When you check in with Labour & Delivery, speak with your primary nurse about providing skin-to-skin hugs. And give her the second copy of your Hug Plan, along with your Birth Plan if you have one.