Having a baby is a life changing experience. For many new moms, the thought of not having that "special bond" between their baby right away is one of their biggest fears. Every mother wants to hold their newborn baby, overwhelmed with a sense of accomplishment, awe, and love. However, many moms don't feel that immediate sense of connection with that they'd been dreaming about. Luckily, there are several ways to bond with your baby as soon as they're born that will increase your chances of experiencing that connection right away.
Although there's no one size fits all method for bonding with your baby that will work for everyone (parenting isn't that simple, unfortunately), these steps are proven to encourage the parent-baby bond right off the bat. You can start the very first time you hold your baby, and continue the steps once you're home, during their first months of life and beyond.
The beauty of bonding with your baby is that it's an instinctual process. Chances are, you'll know what to do without reading or researching beforehand. But knowing the benefits of how you instinctually bond with your baby is a great way to encourage the steps to go even further, beyond the hospital room.