I am scheduled to have a ceaserean with my 3rd child in a few weeks. I know with my first, it was an emergency and I had a spinal block which made me numb from the neck down and, after laboring for hours and hours and then being pumped with meds for the surgery, I was exhausted. My baby went to the nursery with my husband in tow and I went to recovery for an hour. I slept it off and was fine and nursed him as soon as we were reunited. My second son was a scheduled delivery to avoid the first scenario, and I only had to stay in recovery for 30 minutes and they let me go to my baby. While I am in recovery, they take the baby and bathe and give vaccines, etc. Kinda harsh, I know. Anyhow, this is my last pregnancy and I want the opportunity to breast feed immediately after birth - almost immediately, as soon as I am closed up and can give it a try. I asked my OB about the baby going with me to recovery and he said, unfortunately, that the hospital is such a "baby delivery place" that they don't have the staff to see to mom and baby in recovery. He agreed with me and said that plans are in the works to make delivery more mommy friendly for those who must have ceasereans. Anyhow, what do I do? I know that the surgery "suite" is booked up and they usually get you in and out of there and then I go to recovery from there. I want to atleast have a few minutes for my baby to latch on and be comforted after the delivery. Any suggestions?