Health and Wellness

Let’s Pause Before Clamping the Umbilical Cord

Posted by Kathy Sander, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. on Jul 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM

You’ve likely seen it in moves, or even in the delivery room during the birth of your children: deep breaths, a few strong pushes, baby makes its debut, and then the umbilical cord is clamped and cut. For years, umbilical cords have been clamped and cut as soon as possible, but recent research shows waiting a minute to clamp that cord might be beneficial for your newborn. 

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Topics: delayed cord cutting, umbilical cord

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