I had a very difficult pregnancy with my son. I had a low lying placenta and was hospitalised for 9 weeks at the end of my pregnancy and then I had an elected c-section. When he was born he was cold so was taken to the special care unit which meant that when I came round from surgery I didn't see him. The next day I was told by the staff that I could see him but the pain was so bad and I felt so ill that it was difficult to get to the special care unit. They showed him to me and I felt like I was looking at someone else's baby. Luckily after I held him and fed him I did begin to bond with him and by the time I went home I was fine. With my daughter I had a normal delivery and it was completely different as I was awake while she was being born and could hold her right away. I was reading an article where it reported that some mothers find it hard to bond with their baby for various reasons. For those of you who have had children, both mums and dads, did you bond with your baby immediately?