Giovanna Fletcher has shared the most beautiful post-birth photo and our hearts are melting over it. The mum-of-three took to Instagram to talk about the importance of skin to skin contact and the message she shared is simply beautiful.
Alongside a black and white photo of her cradling her baby boy, the mum wrote: “I remember hearing so much about the importance of having skin to skin contact with your baby before Buzz arrived.”
Giovanna knew it served a purpose in terms of stabilising their temperature, heartbeat and breathing, but she didn’t realise the incredible impact it would have on her emotionally.
“Everything I’d read about it seemed very matter of fact, but the actual moment when I held each boy against me for the first time was so far removed from the science behind it,” she shared.
“My emotions have been different with each new arrival. There’s no denying I felt overwhelmed and shell-shocked when I first held a wrinkly and tiny Buzz in my arms,” she said about her first born.
“With Buddy I was filled with elation - instantly telling Tom to take a photo and capture the moment,” the author wrote.
When Giovanna and husband Tom’s youngest son Max arrived she instantly felt at ease: “With Max, I felt a relief knowing he’d arrived safely. I felt at peace having him resting on my chest.”
Giovanna still finds skin to skin contact hugely comforting: “I still take huge comfort in feeling the boys skin on mine - whether that’s a hug from Buzz before he goes off to school, one of Buddy’s gorgeous hands finding its way into mine or Max resting cheek to cheek with me - it’s his favourite place to rest.”
“Touch and comfort are so entwined,” we couldn't agree with Giovanna more.