OB-GYN Group Issues Major New Cord Clamping Recommendation

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ob-gyn-group-issues-major-new-cord-clamping-recommendation_us_585acaabe4b0de3a08f3de4b?ir=Entertainment& More and more research has said there are benefits to keeping the umbilical cord attached for several minutes after childbirth ― a practice known as “delayed cord clamping.” But the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has held off from endorsing the practice, saying there was insufficient evidence to support it universally. This week ACOG …

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 …