Cutting of the nuchal cord before birth In the late 1990s, Michael Chow’s family successfully sued the doctors involved in his birth, after he became distressed during an augmentation of labour and was injured from pre-birth cutting of a tight nuchal cord. The family’s legal team presented the court with evidence his doctors should have been … Continue reading
A session presented by Cord-Clamping.Com for the 2012 Virtual International Day of the Midwife conference.
This article shares information about the common practice of checking for a nuchal cord during the second stage of labour, and unlooping or cutting the cord – interventions that are not evidence-based and can cause birth trauma. ********Updated Jan, 2012: This article focuses on theories and evidence where routine interventions associated with nuchal cord may be … Continue reading
This mother shares how her son’s umbilical cord was cut before his shoulders were born. After doing her own research, she decides what her care-provider did was not evidence-based. *** When I was pregnant I did everything right to give my baby the best possible chance for a safe, natural birth. I researched like crazy, hired a doula, … Continue reading