Childbirth experts warn umbilical cords should not be cut for up to FIVE minutes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315052/Childbirth-experts-warn-umbilical-cords-cut-FIVE-minutes.html Cutting the umbilical cord too early is putting babies' health at risk, childbirth experts have warned. Mounting evidence suggests that clamping the cord within seconds of the baby's arrival deprives it of vital blood from the placenta – which can lead to iron deficiency and anaemia in later life. Medical bodies, senior doctors and …

The Lie of the EDD: Why Your Due Date Isn’t when You Think

http://voices.yahoo.com/the-lie-edd-why-due-date-isnt-you-1958162.html?cat=25We have it ingrained in our heads throughout our entire adult lives-pregnancy is 40 weeks. The "due date" we are given at that first prenatal visit is based upon that 40 weeks, and we look forward to it with great anticipation. When we are still pregnant after that magical date, we call ourselves "overdue" and …