There is no need to rush to cut the umbilical cord after birth. The baby is born. The mother gives birth to the placenta soon thereafter. The cord is left intact. This picture was taken 24 hours after birth. The placenta is placed in a container covered with Himalayan salt. The cord goes white after …
When we interfere with the process of birth we render the love hormone oxytocin useless and we need to ask ourselves how this will affect the future of humanity.
Delayed cord clamping for 3 minutes or longer has long term benefits to the neonate, does NO harm and does not affect the mother in a negative way.
The first lessons in life are learnt at the hands of midwives and obstetricians in maternity care units in South Africa. What characteristics are we imparting to future generations of people, both white and non-white in South Africa?