Friday, October 28, 2011

ONE MOM'S BIRTH STORY REGARDING PREMATURE CUTTING OF THE UMBILICAL CORD




"... I found out that what my provider did was not evidence-based. I also found out that there is no danger in having the cord around the neck and there’s no reason that my son could not have been born with it around his neck. There was no need to try to unloop it and certainly no need to clamp it and cut it. There’s no need to even check for a cord.

Hands away from vagina please!!!!!...

I’ve done extensive research on nuchal cords and all the studies say thhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gife same thing – nuchal cords including tight loops are not associated with any significant adverse outcomes (unless they are cut). I am unable to find one single bit of evidence, research, study that supports the recommendations to cut the cord before delivery of the body in ANY circumstance. Does anyone have real evidence that supports this practice???..."http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

Birth experience–cutting the cord before birth
http://cord-clamping.com/2011/10/14/birth-experiencecutting-the-cord-before-birth/



Photo from the blog "Birth Without Fear"
http://birthwithoutfearblog.com/2011/10/10/cord-around-the-neck-isnt-an-emergency-birth-pi/



And here is another GREAT article about nuchal cords:

Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat
http://midwifethinking.com/2010/07/29/nuchal-cords/