Scientific Evidence for Delayed Cord Cutting

Can you tell I’m passionate about this issue? I’ve been posting about it a lot lately!

Here is a scientific article from a medical journal showing that early cord cutting can be harmful to the baby. I find it interesting that, despite research like this appearing in medical journals more and more often, many doctors still believe that the cord needs to be cut immediately after birth to “prevent the baby from getting too much blood.” Nature designed the process of birth perfectly, including those few minutes afterward where the placenta continues to supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients to baby. Why deprive the baby of what’s rightfully his? It makes no sense!

I would encourage all pregnant mothers to educate themselves about this issue and request that their doctors/midwives leave the cord attached until it has finished pulsating. If your care provider will not allow it, find someone who will!

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