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'Cutting the Cord' on Outdated L&D Practices: The Benefits of Delayed Umbilical Cord Cutting

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Dr. Kecia Gaither explains how delaying cutting the cord by even a few minutes can provide many health benefits for newborns.
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    A couple of extra minutes attached to the umbilical cord at birth may translate into a significant boost in neurodevelopment several years later, research suggests.

    Dr. Prathima Setty is joined by Dr. Kecia Gaither, a perinatal consultant at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, MO as they talk about how delaying cutting the umbilical cord can be beneficial.  

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