One topic that stuck with me was the debate over early or delayed cord clamping. She had a really neat visual that spoke to the amount of blood lost by a new baby, when the cord is clamped. Nearly 30% of their total blood volume can be lost if we decide to clamp the cord right after birth. If there is a medical emergency, we understand that sometimes the cord has to be clamped immediately but for the majority of the babies being born in the hands of caregivers with faulty information, immediate cord clamping is the norm. I remember Karen saying that ultimately our message to that baby is "to hurry up and breath" without allowing them the time they need to transition from the womb to room oxygen. What kind of effects might this have on each successive generation if we continually force our children to hurry up without having all the tools they need?
I have included a really good article about from Claudine Crews about cord clamping. Enjoy!