Great post, with links, about the benefits of delaying clamping the umbilical cord after birth. If you only have a few minutes and are unable to read the entire article, be sure to check out the pictures. The difference in the immediately-after-birth cord and fifteen-minutes-later cord is HUGE!
If you are interested in delaying the cord cutting after your child’s birth, be sure to speak with your care provider *before* labor begins. Many physicians (and even some midwives) routinely cut the cord almost immediately after baby is born. Sometimes, a little advanced notice of your wishes are all it takes to make them a reality!