It could be. I suppose it depends on the hospital, the doctor or midwife attending the delivery and the parents requests. However, I think more hospitals are going towards immediate skin to skin contact.
We wanted immediate skin to skin contact with me, delayed cord clamping, delayed new born procedures, etc. We were told if things went well that all those requests could be accommodated. I do not remember which of those things were considered standard by hospital policy. Some of them may have just been standard per my provider (certified nurse midwife).
DD was put on my chest immediately after delivery. I think I held her for at least 30 minutes, maybe even an hour. I was holding her while DH cut the cord, not sure exactly when this happened. I am pretty sure I was still holding her while I delivered the placenta. Eventually they weighed and measured her while I got up to go to the bathroom.
I can see how if they were concerned about meconium there might not be immediate skin to skin. However the other stuff could have waited.