Willow was birthed using the teaching of the Bradley Method for natural childbirth. We chose to have a homebirth after my personal experiance of a painful de...

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Comment by Evie MacRunnel on July 15, 2011 at 5:42am

@ Debbie

I also like how this doctor explains (at the 5:14 minute mark) delayed cord cutting and how he incorporated it into his practice.  See in the all video section Doctors Voices Stuart Fischbein Part 1 - Father Birth

Comment by Maya on July 14, 2011 at 1:13pm

Hey Debbie,

Delaying clamping and cutting the umbilical cord is thought to increase the newborn's blood volume by up to 30 per cent, by allowing the blood in the placenta to flow into the baby.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-462477/Waiting-minutes-cu...  or just do a google search on "benefits of waiting to cut umbilical cord.  Hope that helps
Comment by Debbie on July 14, 2011 at 12:48am
what are the benefits of waiting? I have been hearing this a lot but can't find any information on it. How long should they wait to cut it?
Comment by Maya on July 9, 2011 at 11:44am
Nice and informative.  That's so true about the placenta & the umbilical cord.  I had no idea of the importance of not cutting it right away until my midwife informed me of the benefits.  Midwives are truly a blessing to have.
Comment by CYNTHIA on June 13, 2011 at 12:05pm
Thank you for the wonderful look into your birthing experience. I loved the side note facts. They are very helpful.
Comment by Evie MacRunnel on May 14, 2011 at 6:59pm
@ Birth Videos:  This is a video that I found on YouTube.  I was disappointed that the actual birthing part was not included as well, but it had a lot of good information in it--especially delayed cord clamping.
Comment by Birth Videos on May 14, 2011 at 3:44pm
Beautiful but could you upload video of you actually pushing him out?

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