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I was just talking to my OB about this at my visit this AM and in a few minutes of internet research found this blog post with links to peer-reviewed studies in major medical journals.<br><br><a href="http://academicobgyn.com/2009/12/03/delayed-cord-clamping-should-be-standard-practice-in-obstetrics/" target="_blank">http://academicobgyn.com/2009/12/03/...in-obstetrics/</a><br><br>
At one point, the writer says:<br><br>
"So does this mean that early cord clamping is necessarily harmful? Absolutely not. But what it means is that the burden of proof is on us to prove that early cord clamping, which amounts to planned fetal phlebotomy, is a beneficial thing. Otherwise, all things being equal we ought to give the tykes a few minutes to soak up what blood they can from the placenta before we cut’ em off."
 
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