Delayed Cord Cutting

Delayed cord cutting has great benefits for the baby and assists in their transition to breathing on their own. “In the interim between birth and the natural occlusion of the blood flow in the cord, the infant’s brain and body are nourished with oxygen-rich blood from two sources, ensuring a healthy transition to neonatal life. […]

Delayed cord clamping results in better immediate newborn outcomes

Prof. Ochoa says: 
”Our study demonstrates that late clamping of the umbilical cord has a beneficial effect upon the antioxidant capacity and reduces the inflammatory signal induced during labor, which could improve the development of the newborn during his or her first days of life.”     <<To read the rest of this article, click […]

Delayed Cord Clamping | Vancouver Doula and Birth Photographer

I have watched umbilical cords be left intact, by trusting midwives, until the placenta is released. This can take upwards of 30 minutes. During that time I can see the cord change from a rich thick purple cord to a limp white cord that is obviously not transferring any blood. How I know it is […]

Delayed Cord Clamping – Why You Should Demand It

“Umbilical cord blood is a baby’s life blood until birth. It contains many wonderfully precious cells, like stem cells, red blood cells and white blood cells (including cancer-fighting T-cells) to help fight disease and infection.” <<To read the rest of this article, click here>>