Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Don't Clamp or Cut Too Soon...Watch the video!

Dr. Stuart Fischbein shares his thoughts on delayed cord clamping. There is more information on this in an article in TIME magazine. A study was done on a group of newborns where 50% of the infants (21 out of 41) who had the umbilical cord clamped/cut before they took their second breath showed moderate to severe signs of respiratory distress. Of the remaining infants whose cords had been clamped and cut sometime after the second breath was taken, only six suffered the same symptoms! Here is a link to the article: http://http//,9171,830142,00.html