An A3 antenatal education PDF download about why it's so important to delay clamping the umbilical cord with a licence for birth workers to share as printed materials with clients and as teaching tools in childbirth education classes.
"All mammal babies are connected to their mother in the womb by the umbilical cord, but the baby's blood is kept separate to the mother's by the placenta. When babies are born, the placenta and umbilical cord are still full of baby's blood - up to 33% in term babies and up to 50% in pre-term babies. Animal mothers have the instinctive knowledge to wait until all the blood has transferred to their baby, and they cut the cord after the placenta has been born. Since ancient times, humans followed this instinct too, but 'early cord clamping' started in the 20th century - and despite recommendations from the World Health Organisation - the cord is often still routinely clamped within seconds after birth, also known as immediate cord clamping."
A great support alongside hypnobirthing and educating yourself on physiological birth, or for doulas to include in client materials or use as a teaching tool.
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Disclaimer: Please note my images are stylised visual representations, and the information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but I am not a medical professional and therefore there may be words or parts of the drawings that aren't 100% anatomically and medically accurate. My materials are not intended to replace any medical caregiver advice.