the in-between :: first moments of post partum elation

From Leigh: Here is a throwback post I wrote on my blog, This Holy Work, about the intense and sacred “first gaze” of mama + baby immediately after birth. 

"Research has proven again and again how impactful these first moments after birth are. A woman will experience the biggest release of oxytocin of her entire life at this time, facilitating that bonding, feeling of ecstasy, and breastfeeding.”

http://thisholywork.com/2011/09/27/the-first-gaze/