Quoting Unique Mama:" I have been looking at birth plan forms and I saw this as option-able. What does this do? Is there ... [snip!] ... I am mostly likely having a cesection so not sure if it's even an issue but now I'm curious as to if it is a good idea or not!"
At the hospital I went to, they did it for my c-section. Almost everything done to you or the baby is optionable (don't let nurses hassel you on things you have made your mind up about. A lot is protocol, but they can't MAKE you do anything you don't want to.lol). I am going to have them wait at least a few hrs to put it on mine this pregnancy if I allow them to at all. The reason I want them to kind of hold off a little bit on it is because it makes the baby not be able to see very well at all through all the goop in thier eyes. I want the first few hrs to be bonding time and for the baby to be able to see me, not them doing a bunch of tests and poking and prodding my baby