Three Nurses Invent C-Section Drape To Ease Mother-Baby Contact
October 12, 2018 12:37
Quite a large number of women deliver their babies through a C-section in the United States, about a third of them, actually. Inasmuch as the process has been made increasingly safer, a few drawbacks remain. Chief among them is the dilemma of maintaining the sterility of the operating site and allowing the mother to enjoy immediate contact with her baby.
Usually, during the procedure, a drape is put up to keep the surgical environment sterile, but it blocks the mother’s view of the birth. Afterward, mothers have to wait between 5-30 minutes before they can hold their babies. This is largely different from vaginal births, where immediate contact between mother and child is possible.