Birth Injuries Related to Umbilical Cord Clamping


“Another thing very injurious to the child, is the tying and cutting of the navel string too soon; which should always be left till the child has not only repeatedly breathed but till all pulsation in the cord ceases.  As otherwise the child is much weaker than it ought to be, a portion of the blood being left in the placenta, which ought to have been in the child.

Erasmus Darwin,  Zoonomia, 1801



To educate the childbirth professions and the public regarding the functions of the umbilical cord and placenta before, during and after birth, and the injuries resulting from disruption of those functions by a cord clamp.

Cord clamping danger to babies   Cord clamping too soon can lead to oxygen deprivation and may explain the dramatic rise in autism . . .
Cord Clamp Brain Injuries   From Cerebral Palsy through Autism to Mental Retardation: one cause, and one prevention   This is the archived web site
Physiological cord closure   Physiological cord closure: Transition from Maternal Life Support to Independent Life Support
Why Do Babies Cry?   Why Do Babies Cry?
Neonatal Resuscitation   Neonatal Resuscitation: Life That Failed
H.I.E.   Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy and Cerebral Palsy: Etiology and Prevention
Autism   Mild to Moderate Mental Deficiency, Autism, ADHD: Correlation with Immediate Cord Clamping at Birth
ICC: The Prime Injury   Immediate Cord Clamping: the Primary Injury
Transfusion Resuscitation   Hypoxia / Asphyxia Treated with Placental Transfusion
ACOG Bulletin 303   ACOG Practice Committee declined comment.  The letter was not printed.
Ischemic Brain Injury   Asphyxia does not injure the brain
Iatrogenic Resuscitation   Current resuscitation practice

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 Birth Brain Injury - How to End the Birth Litigation Crisis > Click Here