Effects of Skin-to-Skin Contact
Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) has been proven to be beneficial to both the mother and the newborn after delivery. The current standard of care indicates SSC for premature infants only unless specified in the birth plan. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the impact SSC has on the vital stabilization of newborns compared to the traditional method of placing the newborn on the warming station for assessments and care. A search for literature was conducted using ProQuest and PubMed using keywords including skin-to-skin contact, temperature stabilization, and vaginal delivery. Eight research articles were reviewed. The research found that SSC between the mother and newborn resulted in vital signs that stabilized faster, an increase in bonding time, and maximized breastfeeding opportunity.
|Work Title||Effects of Skin-to-Skin Contact|
|License||CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)|
|Publication Date||April 16, 2021|
|Deposited||April 10, 2021|