Does anyone know of articles about this? I am still really disturbed at the fact that the nurse who delivered the baby cut the cord before the placenta was delivered. I was highly upset and even now... a month later... it's sill bugging me. I totally feel violated and disrespected and I wonder what her deal was. I know the whole "following procedure" thing of hospitals but it was something I asked for before the birth so she should have respected my wishes since she knew what i wanted. i'm just still really bothered by that whole aspect - everything else about the labor and delivery was JUST as I wanted it to be and this one detail takes away from my experience.