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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wisdom Birth: The life-giving benefits of the placenta

We recently watched this short video featuring internationally renowned midwife, Robin Lim of Bumi Sehat, discussing delayed cord clamping and cutting and the benefits of the placenta.  Within thirteen short minutes, we learned so much that we had to share it with you here and we sincerely hope you will share it with your doctor, nurse, midwife, doula, childbirth educator, family and friends.  The placenta does more than sustain life during pregnancy, it can also save lives after birth!

Again, please share this link with your loved ones.  We cannot say that enough...

"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 out to be, a portion of the blood being left in the placenta, which out to have been in the child." ~ Erasmus Darwin, Zoonomia: The Laws of Organic Life, 1801

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