Giving your newborn the best start: delayed cord clamping

Clamping a newborn baby’s umbilical cord too soon after birth could lead to oxygen deprivation and may explain the dramatic rise in autism, scientists have warned. The routine practice of obstetricians and hospitals is to cut the cord almost immediately after delivery, but recent research suggests that doing so may reduce the infant’s supply of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood in the crucialContinue reading “Giving your newborn the best start: delayed cord clamping”