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This New Zealand baby had a series of photos taken with his placenta

The rise of lotus births, where mothers do not cut the umbilical cord

Why it is important to delay #clamping or cutting the #umbilical-cord "at least" until it has stopped pulsating and blanched white.  (It is even better to wait till the placenta has delivered).

Why it is important to delay #clamping or cutting the #umbilical-cord "at least" until it has stopped pulsating and blanched white. (It is even better to wait till the placenta has delivered).

Delayed Cord Clamping is the practice of postponing cutting a newborn's umbilical cord instead of immediately cutting it after birth.  To some, delayed cord clamping may seem like a "crunchy" thing to do or one of those "birthing fads" but if you think about it, delayed cord clamping was normal protocol long before women could be even considered crunchy.  In fact, humans are the only mammals that immediately cut the cord after birth.  Dogs, cats, horses, elephants, etc. a

The Truth About Delayed Cord Clamping

Delayed Cord Clamping is the practice of postponing cutting a newborn's umbilical cord instead of immediately cutting it after birth. To some, delayed cord clamping may seem like a "crunchy" thing to do or one of those "birthing fads" but if you think about it, delayed cord clamping was normal protocol long before women could be even considered crunchy. In fact, humans are the only mammals that immediately cut the cord after birth. Dogs, cats, horses, elephants, etc. a

Wondering about umbilical cord care? Alcohol is no longer recommended to care for the stump. Find out some natural alternatives that are…

Umbilical Cord Care (The Natural Way)

Wondering about umbilical cord care? Alcohol is no longer recommended to care for the stump. Find out some natural alternatives that are…

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Cord-clamping news: Somebody call ACOG!

Delayed umbilical cord clamping has some benefits but probably also things you haven't considered before. Come learn the pros and cons from a labor and delivery nurse!

Delayed umbilical cord clamping has some benefits but probably also things you haven't considered before. Come learn the pros and cons from a labor and delivery nurse!

lil bits cord fell off today makes me sad, but ready to get home and give him his first bath (besides sponge bathing him)

5 Tips for Caring for Baby's Umbilical Cord Stump

lil bits cord fell off today makes me sad, but ready to get home and give him his first bath (besides sponge bathing him)

Double-ended leaf umbilical cord tie https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/292311681/umbilical-cord-tie-leaf-cord-tie-for

Umbilical Cord Tie, Leaf Cord Tie, for Newborn Baby, double-ended Crocheted Umbilical Tie

Double-ended leaf umbilical cord tie https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/292311681/umbilical-cord-tie-leaf-cord-tie-for

The foetus can now grab and pull the long umbilical cord. The skeleton consists mainly of flexible cartridge. A network of blood vessels is visible through the thin skin  Picture: LENNART NILSSON

A Child is Born: Photographs of the foetus developing in the womb, by Lennart Nilsson

The foetus can now grab and pull the long umbilical cord. The skeleton consists mainly of flexible cartridge. A network of blood vessels is visible through the thin skin Picture: LENNART NILSSON

Childbirth With Love - The Umbilical Cord Blood Controversy

Childbirth With Love - The Umbilical Cord Blood Controversy

Everything You Should Know About Umbilical Cord Care for Newborns: Cleaning the Cord with a Cotton Swab

Everything You Should Know About Umbilical Cord Care for Newborns

Everything You Should Know About Umbilical Cord Care for Newborns: Cleaning the Cord with a Cotton Swab