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Test Your Childbirth Knowledge: Care Practices at the Time of Birth

Create: 05/25/2017 - 12:43
Test Your Childbirth Knowledge: Care Practices at the Time of Birth
Pregnant or planning to be? Test your knowledge of important childbirth issues that can affect you and your baby's health and well-being. 
 
True or false?
Clamping the umbilical cord should be delayed until the cord stops pulsing. (The answer is true)
 
True or false? 
The best place for a healthy baby right after birth is held skin-to-skin in its mother's arms. (The answer is true
 

The Nine-Minute 'Miracle' Baby

Create: 02/16/2017 - 13:00
The Nine-Minute 'Miracle' Baby

When Daphne-Louise was born she had a cord prolapse. It's so rare it only happens to about one in a thousand babies. Her mum, Shona, met the emergency doctor who saved her life. "The umbilical cord had been born before Daphne-Louise, so she was obstructing the blood flow and the oxygen to her body, into her brain. So we managed to take Daphne-Louise off the pressure of the cord, and restore the oxygen and the blood flow and get her in safely to King's Lynn, where she could have an emergency Caesarean section." 

Newborn Baby Care

Create: 02/13/2017 - 04:44
Newborn Baby Care
MidState Medical Center (Meriden, CT) has created this video to answer some of the most common questions new parents have about caring for their newborn. This short video covers topics such as caring for the umbilical cord, changing diapers, suctioning mucous, taking the baby's temperature, etc.
 
- Keep umbilical cord clean and dry.
- Use A&D Qintment or Desitin for diaper rash.
- Place baby on his back to sleep.
- Normal temperature is 97.7 to 99.6

Development and Function of the Placenta During Pregnancy

Create: 11/18/2016 - 11:57
Development and Function of the Placenta During Pregnancy
The placenta is a flattened circular organ in the uterus of pregnant mammals that nourishes and maintains the fetus through the umbilical cord. This cord is the main link from the fetus to the placenta. Through it, the placenta provides oxygen and nutrients to the growing baby and removes waste products.
 
The placenta grows throughout pregnancy. Development of the maternal blood supply to the placenta is complete by the end of the first trimester of pregnancy (approximately 12–13 weeks).
 

Caring for Your Newborn Baby's Umbilical Cord

Create: 08/27/2016 - 11:00
Caring for Your Baby's Umbilical Cord
When your baby is born, your midwife will take to you about umbilical cord care. The cord will be cut, and clamped actually after the birth. And she will take you through all the aspects of caring for your baby.
 
What basically happens to the cord stump, is it shrivels up, goes black and then it falls off. And all of this takes about ten to 15 days. You don't really need to do anything with regards to caring for the cord area, let nature take its course, whilst its healing. 
 

10 Beautiful Umbilical Cords

Create: 07/18/2016 - 10:07
10 Beautiful Umbilical Cords
The umbilical cord is the first tangible connection between a mother and baby. For nine long months, with the placenta it nourishes and supports the baby in the mother’s womb as it grows.
 
These photos taken by Denver Photographer Monet Nicole capture the beauty of the umbilical cord. The umbilical cord nurtured and kept your baby alive for 9 months and it is truly amazing, yet it is often not celebrated or photographed.
 

These Stunning Photos Capture the Raw Beauty of a Water Birth

Create: 07/14/2016 - 11:46
These Stunning Photos Capture the Raw Beauty of a Water Birth
The umbilical cord is the first tangible connection between a mother and baby. For nine months this cord has provided nutrients to the baby from the mum. And for nine long months, the love the mother has for that baby grows in kind.
 
Photographer Monet Nicole Moutrie, took the opportunity to capture the awe-inspiring power of birth with a startlingly beautiful image. In it, a newborn baby is still connected to his placenta by his umbilical cord that is adjusted to spell out the word "love."
 

Benefits Of Delayed Cord Clamping

Create: 06/08/2016 - 10:13
Benefits Of Delayed Cord Clamping
After birth, the mother must expel the placenta, which has carried oxygen and nutrients to the fetus during pregnancy. This process is known as the third stage of labour. In the 1960s, midwives and obstetricians began actively managing the third stage. This involves giving women an injection of Syntocinon (synthetic oxytocin) with the birth of the baby, clamping and cutting the cord and pulling the placenta out using controlled cord traction
 

Reasons Not to Cut Your Baby's Umbilical Cord Immediately After Birth

Create: 06/03/2016 - 07:51
Reasons Not to Cut Your Baby's Umbilical Cord Immediately After Birth
Delayed cord clamping is a birth practice where the umbilical cord is not clamped or cut until after pulsations have ceased, or until after the placenta is delivered. A growing number of parents are choosing delayed cord clamping for their baby.
 
The timing of clamping the umbilical cord, and practices have a sizeable impact on the outcomes or mother and baby. Research has shown that when we delay cord clamping the neonate will receive up to 30% more of the fetal-placental blood volume than it would have with immediate cord clamping.
 

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