Tag: cord clamping

Four recent birth-related revelations…

Since I got back from our latest trip, I’ve been catching up with the research, blog posts and thinking that went on while we were away, and I found so many interesting things that I decided to write a summary…

Newborn gazing and the three-foot halo…

“There are not, nor have there ever been, confirming studies to support taking babies from their mothers at birth to suction, cut their cord, listen to their heart, observe them breathing, weigh them, measure them, treat their eyes, give them…

More support for delayed cord clamping

An updated RCOG scientific impact paper has added further support to the movement towards delayed cord clamping becoming the norm, warning that immediate cord clamping can be harmful to babies by negatively affecting their blood flow and reducing iron stores,…

Quote of the month: precious blood…

“The exchange of blood between the placenta and the baby during the third stage of labour is now better understood.  While the caliber of the two umbilical arteries decreases very quickly, the umbilical vein remains open so that the uterine…

Five things we learned in Winter 2013…

Just in case you missed some of these as we slowed down for the holidays, I am offering a quick trip through five papers from towards the end of 2013 whose contents, for one reason or another, might be worthy…