Scope 039: Should We Be Suffocating Newborns?

Cord Clamping Suffocating Babies

Generally I try and stay away from the inflammatory titles… but sometimes I need to grab attention. Immediate cord clamping does not benefit babies. It robs them of their blood supply, iron stores, stem cells, etc. It cuts off their oxygen supply suddenly and instantly – even if baby needs that oxygen while transitioning to lung breathing. Today's scope talks about this in more depth – and be sure to check out the articles below for further info:

Why You Should Refuse Immediate Cord Clamping – my complete article on the benefits of delayed cord clamping and the risks of immediately cutting off placental circulation.

Infographic on delayed clamping benefits

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Traumatic Cord Clamping

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Cord Clamping Suffocating Babies

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Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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