Images & Videos
Placenta and drained cord/ fetal blood vessels after physiological third stage of labour. Image credit: Tanya Minotti Photography

Placenta and drained cord/ fetal blood vessels after physiological third stage of labour. Image credit: Tanya Minotti Photography

Image credit: Kellie Crosier Photography

Image credit: Kellie Crosier Photography



From article Beauty of a Natural Third Stage – image taken by Claire Teague (shared with permission)


Cord attached 30 mins after birth ~ Australian homebirth

(left) cord containing baby’s blood (right) cord after placental transfusion

Family cutting the cord after physiological cord clamping – Image used with permission: http://www.claireteaguephotography.com


Attendant on right stood with clamp in hand, jiggling it while waiting for the baby to be born. Cord was clamped as the baby was being born, the legs are still inside the mother! Clamping occured before the baby established respiration or normal blood volume.


NVB cord clamped within 30 secs, note the spray of blood on father’s hand

NVB – the baby was raised and held well above mother from birth, cord then clamped 35secs. See video below



Dr. Stuart Fischbein: Delayed Cord Clamping

Dr Fogelson Grand Rounds (1) on delayed cord clamping and why it should be standard practice
(see YouTube for subsequent episodes)

Penny Simkin cord clamping and blood volume demonstration


Katie’s response to this video:
“awesome example of premature cord clamping, unnecessary suctioning, delayed mother-baby contact, invasion of mother-baby privacy,and doctor power tripping. This is pretty much everything that is wrong with ob led hospital care. beautiful baby, enjoy the baby moon mamma:)”


3 thoughts on “Images & Videos

  1. This is EXACTLY why I didn’t want a hospital birth for my 3rd child. I wanted privacy, quiet and to have time with my baby uninterrupted. I didn’t want 5 or more strange people seeing my junk and touching my baby before I got to hold him. It was so beautiful to have him immediately in my arms and just wait for the placenta. I didn’t even think of the cord until then. It’s a non-issue.

    Posted by beckyj222 | November 27, 2011, 4:43 am
  2. I made a video comparing my hospital birth and homebirth and cord cutting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnlKuC8URRw

    Posted by Janie | December 15, 2011, 2:29 am
  3. I’m currently coming to the third trimester for baby #3 and this information that I stumbled across from a post on facebook has really opened my eyes! I have never heard of delayed cord cutting and I can honestly say (YES! I’m no Dr or professional) it makes sense! I am in Australia and I think it SHOULD be made mandatory! We all want to give our babies trhe best start in life and this is the ‘start’ literally!!
    I will be discussing it with my midwife next time I see her!

    Posted by Jade | December 16, 2011, 1:41 am

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