Not enough mothers and babies are given the opportunity to have skin-to-skin in theatre.

I pledge to change this in my local Trust. I am going to inform women of this choice and its benefits before electives cesareans and the MDT when discussing the theatre lists in the morning at the team brief. I am also going to offer this to women who have had emergency procedures, again informing them of the benefits.

Where this is truly not possible, I am going to promote this amongst partners.

I hope to inspire other members of the MDT will be inspired to incorporate this pledge into their own practice.