If you haven’t found out the sex of your baby, this is a very exciting moment. Remind care providers that you would like to be the ones to call out, “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!” You will remember this moment forever.
“Our midwife told the room that we didn’t know the sex of the baby and she let my husband stand up and be the one to announce it. Everyone thought it was a boy, but I knew it was a girl deep down. Hearing her cry was the best sound. She was a healthy 8 pounds 4 ounces and the most beautiful sight I’d ever seen. My husband cut her cord and carried her wrapped bundle to show me her face. I still get emotional when I think about that moment. The nurse from my labor knew how much I had been thru and brought her to me as soon as I was out of the OR for skin to skin and breastfeeding. While I was disappointed to miss that immediate contact, we bonded instantly. She breastfed like a pro and never cried the rest of the day.” Christina Franklin