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May 13th 2019: Skin-to-Skin Contact: Neuroscience or NurtureScience of Birth?

After birth became medicalized, skin-to-skin care was assumed to be optional, irrelevant, or unimportant. But in truth, the skin-to-skin contact between the newborn, the mother and—yes, the father—is a critical component of the transition to extrauterine life for the baby, and the transformation of individuals into family units. Join Marie and her special guest, Nils Bergman, MB ChB, MPH, MD, as they discuss the “NurtureScience” to support the initiation and continuation of prolonged skin-to-skin contact. How and why does this critical period have a profound and life-long impact on the new

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Nils Bergman

Nils Bergman, MD, MPH, PhD, graduated at the University of Cape Town. Apart from his original degree, he holds a Diploma in Child Health, a master’s degree in Public Health, and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Pharmacology, on the effects of scorpion stings.
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