Doctor of Nursing Practice
Anna Goddard, Ph.D.
Paula Doyle, DNP, MPH
Introduction: The first hour after delivery, referred to as the “Golden Hour” or “Sacred Hour,” is when the mom, baby, and the support person get 1-hour of uninterrupted bonding time together. This time is critical because it promotes neonatal thermoregulation, decreases newborn stress levels, improves mother–newborn attachment, and encourages breastfeeding. Unfortunately, most cesarean births do not receive the Golden Hour and instead experience delayed bonding time.
Purpose: The purpose of this Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) project was to incorporate the Golden Hour for post-cesarean section mothers in a mid-sized community-based hospital in XXX, CT in order to increase patient satisfaction post-c-section; recover the mother-infant dyad in the same location, and decrease the delay time of the mother-infant initiation of bonding.
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Jones, A. (2022). Increasing patient satisfaction of post-cesarean mothers: An evidence-based practice quality improvement project [Unpublished DNP project]. Sacred Heart University.
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