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Where can you find out more about this important aspect of your birth?
One of the biggest questions surrounding birth is 'What about the cord?'
Many people have a sense of urgency that the cord must be clamped and cut in a dramatic and special way. This is not the case. Far from it in fact.
This Guest Post has been provided by Corinne Henderson.
Corinne is the ACT Volunteer coordinator for Miracle Babies Foundation. This organisation provides support for families that have experienced the birth of a premature or sick baby.
Interpreting 'the facts' can be difficult.
We google for information, a legitimate and awesome modern tool, but get lost in misinformation and propaganda.
How do you work out what information is simple fact, what is manipulated fact and what is out right lie?
This post contains links to get you started in answering this question. The links are highlighted in grey, the first is an internal link, detailing what is involved with making informed decisions. The second and third will take you to other websites (and will open in a new window) and contain further links to assist in your exploration.
If your baby is lying in the breech position (presenting bottom-first not head-first), late in pregnancy, you need information that is quick to access, easy to understand and unbiased. You’ll find easy to read and understand information in this book by Fiona McArthur with some quotes from mums who’ve been in this situation too.
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