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#1 of 4 Old 04-20-2006, 03:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I strongly believe that cord clamping should be delayed until at least after it stops pulsating. There are lots of medical myths about cord clamping. There was a great site about cord clamping that is not longer on the internet, but here are some articles from the archived version of cordclamping.com:

To Clamp, or Not To Clamp, This Is the Answer
A practical guide for expectant parents to explain the safe use of a cord clamp to their doctor or midwife.

Leaving Well Alone: A Natural Approach to the Third Stage of Labour


Current best evidence: a review of the literature on umbilical cord clamping.
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In seven randomized trials of preterm infants, benefits associated with delayed clamping in these infants included higher hematocrit and hemoglobin levels, blood pressure, and blood volume, with better cardiopulmonary adaptation and fewer days of oxygen and ventilation and fewer transfusions needed. For both term and preterm infants, few, if any, risks were associated with delayed cord clamping.
How the Cord Clamp Injures Your Baby’s Brain

A link between premature cord clamping and autism/ADD/ADHD?

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Helpful info, thanks for posting it Ksenia!
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When my MW & I dicusesd it she was of the jaundice group~ So I went & did some research~ I have some more links:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3747098.stm

http://www.cordclamp.com/

http://www.mercola.com/2002/jan/2/umbilical_cord.htm

http://www.gentlebirth.org/Midwife/lateClamping.html

http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/cordIssues.html

I also have saved on Adobe a great article from the Journal of Midwifery that I thougth I bookmarked but did not~ So if anyone wants a copy PM me~

BTW one of the MW was fine with whatever the other is still pretty medical but said that as long as it does not hurt the baby I will leave it alone~

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Thanks for the links ladies!

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