Skin to Skin

Skin to Skin in the First Hour After Birth

The Magical Hour: A Suite of Materials

Every baby goes through nine instinctive stages when skin to skin with mom during the first hour after birth. Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding's faculty have produced a suite of materials containing DVDs, handouts and other support materials focusing on this magical hour after birth. The suite of materials or individual items can be purchased from Health Education Associates or click here for an order form to order our suite of skin to skin items. Visit the Magical Hour website for more information on skin to skin and the award-winning DVD The Magical Hour: Holding Your Baby Skin to Skin for the First Hour After Birth. Changing practice in a hospital setting can be difficult – fraught with a list of barriers. For help with staff or hospital settings please see our website Skin2Skin.org

DVDs


Skin to SkinSkin to Skin in the First Hour After Birth: Practical Advice for Staff after Vaginal and Cesarean Birth
This important video is intended to assist staff in providing behaviorally appropriate, individualized, baby adapted care for the full term newborn using the best practice of skin to skin contact in the first hour after birth. The video is divided into three sections: the importance of skin to skin and examples of the baby's stages during the first hour; practical advice for staff after a vaginal birth; and practical advice for staff after a cesarean birth. By Kajsa Brimdyr, Ph.D, CLC, Kristin Svensson, PhD(cand), RN & Ann-Marie Widström, PhD,RN, MTD. DVD, 2010, 39 minutes, in English and French - $39.00, quantity discounts available. Click here to view a clip of this video. You can order Skin to Skin in the First Hour After Birth; Practical Advice for Staff through Amazon.com, Health Education Associates or rent the video for 24 or 48 hours or download to own with unlimited viewing from Healthy Children.


Magical HourThe Magical Hour: Holding Your Baby Skin to Skin for the First Hour After Birth
The Magical Hour is a breathtaking, award-winning DVD aimed at prospective parents.  Perfect for birthing classes, lactation consultants, and anyone interested in implementing skin to skin in the first hour.  Brought to you by the same people who produced Skin to Skin in the First Hour After Birth: Practical Advice for Staff after Vaginal and Cesarean Birth, this beautifully crafted DVD is sure to inspire parents and make them think seriously about skin to skin in the first hour.  It has been well documented that skin to skin in the first hour is crucial in establishing breastfeeding and creating a priceless bond between mother and newborn baby.  This new DVD asks parents who have experienced skin to skin to share their thoughts and feelings about what this magical first hour of life meant for them and their child.  International in scope, it will give parents a realistic view of what it really means to spend that first hour in direct uninterrupted contact with the new life they have been given. Guided by Dr. Kajsa Brimdyr, the video brings expert advice by given by Dr. Ann-Marie Widström and Dr. Lars Ake Hanson - international experts in skin to skin in the first hour and the importance of breastfeeding - in an accessable way to new parents. DVD, 2011, 30 minutes, English/Spanish/Russian $39.00, quantity discounts available. Click here to view a clip of this video. You can order The Magical hour through Amazon.com, Health Education Associates, or rent The Magical Hour for 24 or 48 hours or download to own with unlimited viewing.

Don't miss this DVD that is sure to become an essential teaching tool for all childbirth
educators, labor
and delivery wards, and lactation counselors!

Baby's CHoiceBreastfeeding: Baby's Choice
This DVD demonstrates the newborn baby's natural instinct to search for and find the mother's breast. The baby we follow during the first hour of life will show us a variety of explicit behaviors such as looking, listening, touching and talking while exploring life outside the womb. The mother and her baby gradually adapt to each other in a communicative way and together they fall asleep after suckling.

A wonderful tool for parents or professionals. This DVD, which includes the role of the father, is based on the scientific results in midwifery research carried out at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm Sweden. Since this is originally in PAL format it will play on any computer DVD player, but may not play on certain stand alone DVD players. DVD, 2010, 8 minutes, English/French $39.00, quantity discounts available.

Handouts - Tearoff Pads & Pamphlet


How to Hold Your Baby Skin To Skin Tear Off Pad

A double sided tear-off pad which explains the benefits of holding your baby skin to skin in the hospital for healthy term babies, the special care nursery baby, and at home. Available in English or Spanish.

100 sheets/pad, $14.00

 

The First Hour After Birth: A Baby's 9 Instinctive Stages
This tear-off pad clearly explains the 9 observable newborn stages that occur when a baby is in skin to skin contact after birth. These stages happen in a specific order and are innate and instinctive for the baby. A great teaching tool for staff and parents. Available in English or Spanish.

100 sheets/pad, $14.00


An Easy Way PamphletAn Easy Way to Get Started at Breastfeeding: Skin to Skin and Breastfeeding in the First Few Hours

This 5th grade reading level pamphlet describes infant self-attachment and the importance of skin to skin contact in the first hours after birth. Illustrations with step by step narrative to prepare pregnant women and their labor coaches of what factors help/hinder early breastfeeding. Also lists the benefits of colostrum, discusses flat and inverted nipples and milk supply.

(Code E pamphlet, 1- 24 $1.00 each, 25 - 149, $.49 each, 140 - 499, $.45 each, 500 - 2400, $.40 each)

Other Support Materials


9 Stages Poster

The 9 Instinctive Stages Poster

This full color poster documents a baby's 9 instinctive stages the first hour after birth. Photographs beautifully depict each of the nine stages. Available in English or Spanish.

14 x 20 full color, heavy poster stock. $5.00 each

 



Magical Hour book

The Magical Hour Book
This delightful, informative book chronicles through photographs the first hour after birth as a baby placed skin-to-skin with her mother undertakes the 9 instinctive stages that leads to the baby suckling at the mother's breast.

8x8, 20 pages $25.00 each

To order any of these items or the entire suite of materials download order form here or visit
Health Education Associates.