I am so curious as to others opinions on this. Do you think the 'kind/type' of birth you have affects the attachment of your child to you?? You hear about those 'precious moments' right after you give birth when 'bonding happens' ..if baby is whisked away, passed around, ect, do you think it actually affects a long term bond?? I'm asking because I'm trying to study 'hypnobirthing' and they have a huge emphasis on 'gentle quiet birthing/bonding' and i'm trying to decide if I really buy into that aspect of it. With my first I yelled/screamed/cursed bloody murder for 10 hours while I was pushing her out... it wasn't peaceful in the least, and then when she came out, dr took her to examine her, etc, it was pretty typical, then she was passed back to me, and then to other family members, etc. I guess I believe that attachment is formed over time, responding to her needs, etc, and very little to do with actual birth experience, i'm wondering what you think? And then you hear about women who do water births because the 'transition' from womb to the outside world is some how affected by a few extra minutes in a bath tub....which I dont really see the logic in either but maybe there is? Would love to hear opinions on anything about this topic!! As I try to plan my upcoming birth!!!