Farrah Abraham overshares on social media

“Teen Mom” Farrah Abraham rarely holds back. 

The reality star took to Instagram on Saturday to reveal she had a vaginal rejuvenation procedure. She posted a snapshot from the Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center.

The caption read, “Loving my lady parts! #vaginalrejuvenation 💕 @bhrclasvegas @beverlyhillsrejuvenationcenter @la_laser_lady @sarafowler_ Schedule your noninvasive appointment today 💯💯💯 #Lasvegas #beverlyhills”

Some fans criticized Abraham for oversharing.

One user wrote, “Good on you for getting that done but not entirely sure why something so personal and private needs to be shared with everyone.” 

Another penned, “TMI at its most extreme.”

The photo, which seemed like it could be a paid post, got the attention of a few of Abraham’s die-hard defenders. One wrote, “They paid her for this. It’s a plug. That’s why she shared it. She’s a business woman. Why keep asking why she shared it?? She shared it because she got paid to plug a business.”

Additionally, the center posted a candid video with Abraham explaining the procedure. 

Curious about how Vaginal Rejuvenation works?!…

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Abraham has yet to comment further about the procedure.

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Dashcam video of alleged sexual assault by Texas deputies during traffic stop is released

Dashcam footage released by a Texas lawyer shows what he calls sexual assault of a woman at the hands of police.

Attorney Samuel Cammack III, who represents now-23-year-old Charneisha Corley, released the video this week, which shows two Harris County deputies allegedly performing a cavity search on Corley during a traffic stop in June 2015. Cammack told Fox 26 Houston that the search amounts to rape by cop.

The video appears to show a deputy forcefully pushing a handcuffed Corley to the ground, and then looked as though the deputies removed her pants and searched her. Cammack said the deputies searched her vaginal area, and the entire process took at least 11 minutes.

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According to a lawsuit filed by Corley after the 2015 incident, the woman said that deputies claimed they smelled marijuana but found nothing in a search of her car, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Corley was charged with possession of marijuana and resisting arrest, but the Harris County District Attorneys Office later dropped the charges, according to the Chronicle.

The deputies were indicted by a grand jury for official oppression, KPRC reported, but after the case was taken to a second grand jury, the charges were dismissed.

“We discovered new, and significant, evidence that we believed had to be presented to grand jury,” Natasha Sinclair of the DAs office told KPRC.

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A statement released by Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez on Monday night said:

“I understand and respect the communitys concerns regarding the parking lot search of a female suspect during a June 2015 traffic stop. I want to be emphatically clear that todays Harris County Sheriffs Office is fully committed to ensuring that every resident of our community is treated with dignity and respect, even if they are suspected of committing a crime. We hold the publics trust as sacred, and we will always strive to be worthy of that trust.

“Harris County Sheriffs Office policy prohibits deputies from conducting strip searches without a warrant. In cases in which a warrant is obtained, strip searches must be conducted in a private, sanitary, and appropriate facility.

“Criminal charges are no longer pending against two of the deputies involved in this case. Deputy W. Strong, who did not actively participate in the search of the suspect in this case, will be allowed to return to patrol duties. Deputy R. Pierre, who initiated the search, will remain in her current assignment within the Communications and Technology Bureau.”

Corley has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit that will go to trial in January, KPRC added.

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This Womans Story Of Being Born Without A Vagina Will Seriously Break Your Heart

When Kaylee Moats was 18 years old, she went to the doctor to figure out why she hadn’t gotten her period yet. After all, her 12-year-old sister had gotten it, so clearly, was wrong. Doctors then gave heran MRI anddiscovered that Moatshad Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser syndrome (MRKH), a rare condition that left her without a vagina.

Moats, now 23, has no cervix, uterus, or vaginal opening. Her condition, MRKH, is a genetic disorder that affectsone out of 4,500 newborn girls. People with MRKH havenormal-looking external genitalia, so they only discover that they have the condition when they don’t get their period.

It makes me feel less of a woman, Moats said in avideo by Bancroft TV. I’m still trying to accept myself, accept what I have, and not dwell on it.

Moats told Bancroft TV how challenging it’s been to realize that she’ll never be able to have her own children or provide her parents with grandchildren. Her friends and her sister Amanda have all offered to be surrogates, but she’d still love to have a baby with her own DNA one day.

She also struggles with not being able to be intimate with her serious boyfriend, Robbie Limmer, even though Limmer has been very supportive of Amanda and doesn’t let her lack of vagina affect his feelings for her. Knowing that he accepts me for who I am, and doesn’t see me as less of a person or less of a woman, makes me feel loved, Moats says.

After spendingyears trying to cope with her MRKH condition, Moats has decided to get surgery. But it will cost her $15,000. They consider it a cosmetic surgery or a gender reassignment, Moats says. She says it’s hurtful that her insurance refuses to cover this surgery, and that she has to spend all of thismoney for it on top of her student loans.Luckily, Moats’ familylaunched a GoFundMe page,where they are raising money for her surgery, and as of publication of this piece, the family has raised $17,007 exceeding their goal by over $2,000.

Though Moats will stillnever be able to have children, her sisterwrote on the GoFundMe page that giving her sister this surgery would be life-changing: [It will] allow Kaylee to be able tohave anintimate relationship like any otherwoman would experience. It would give back a part of her that has been missing since birth and dramatically improve her quality of life.

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15 Intimate Birth Photos That Show How Beautiful C-Sections Can Be

Roughly one in three births in the United States is via C-section, many of which are performed at a moment’s notice during true emergencies in order to keep mothers and babies safe. Even when they’re less sudden — when, say, a mother has a medical reason to schedule an operation ahead of time, or when her health care providers determine after hours of laboring that surgery is her best course of action — C-sections tend to be viewed as a strictly medical affair. A hospital procedure, rather than an intimate, life-changing event. 

In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month, we asked members of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers to submit some of their favorite photos capturing the beauty and complexity of C-section birth, in all of its glory. Here, 15 photographers and families share their unique stories. 

  • This was my second scheduled C-section, so my husband and I were familiar with the process. Right before I was wheeled out of the pre-op room and taken into the operating room, we said our goodbyes. You have so many emotions in that moment.

    Having a scheduled C-section is a strange experience.The night before, I had eaten dinner, brushed my teeth, and gone to bed as if everything was totally normal — but I knew only a few hours separated me from meeting my daughter.With a C-section, you’re strapped onto the table, you feel a bit of pressure … and then suddenly you have a baby. Its incredibly surreal, and its easy to feel disconnected to both your body and the weight of the moment. Butwhile a C-section may not have been my first choice, I am incredibly fortunate. — Meg, mother

  • In this birth, there was this immense feeling ofsupport in the operating room. Everybody was so focused on the well-being of this mother, and the staff was so incredibly nice. They really wanted the mother to feel the most comfortable she could in the situation. Because of that, it didn’t really feel like you were in an OR at all. — Inge, birth photographer
  • This was a scheduled C-section, which was the mom’s choice because she’d had a very traumatic birth prior. The birth was incredibly healing for her, which I think sometimes people think only vaginal births can be. It was a calming, peaceful environment. The staff were warm and friendly and treated her with dignity and respect — and they allowed her to have her birth documented, which doesn’t often happen in New Zealand. She got the positive birth experience she longed for. — Keri-Anne, birth photographer
  • Toward the end of the pregnancy, our doctor started talking more about the possibility that I would need a C-section. When it was decided I would, she asked my husband and I if we wanted a clear drape. After three years of trying to have a baby, we wanted to be able to see her right away. That was really important to us, and the clear drape made it possible. — Jacqi, mother

    I was just thinking about how amazing my wife was, about everything that she was putting her own body through so we could finally have this little miracle from God that we waited so long for. So I put my head next to hers, and my hand on her head, to thank her. — Nick, father

  • This is this baby girl’s very first breath! — Lindsey, birth photographer
  • This was a Cesarean birth of twins, and this is “Baby A,” who came out singing to the heavens and reaching for his family. — Jennifer, birth photographer
  • This father in the Netherlands just witnessed the birth of his third child, and learned he had a girl after two boys! When someone asked what her name was, he had to think about it. He had the boy name choices in his head, but not the girls. They named her Denthe, but the father had to tell the staff to check with his wife to make sure he got the spelling right.— Marry, birth photographer
  • We had a baby boy13 months before — almost to the day — in the same OR, with the same team of doctors. Actually, this is my third boy and my third C-section in three-and-a-half years, so this was a total deja vu moment for me.

    I like to keep everything light, so we were all joking and laughing in the OR. The anesthesiologist is also a fellow travel agency owner so we talked shop the whole time. You know, when she wasn’t holding the barf bag for me. — Lia, mother

  • I was fully expecting to see a baby boy as I peeked over the curtain, and to my absolute (and wonderful) surprise, I laid eyes on the most precious, beautiful girl I could imagine! Her tiny, outstretched arms and hands were so perfect, it made me weak in the knees. — Andr, father
  • I had come to peace with a scheduled, repeat C-section the day before I gave birth. I was 41-weeks pregnant, with no signs of labor, an injured ankle and I had a previous C-section, so we decided to just go for a repeat C-section. I really tried to delight in the fact that I was about to meet my son. I kind of felt like I do when I board a plane. I hate to fly, but I’m really excited to get to the destination. In this case, it was getting through surgery to meet my child.

    The delivery lasted, like, three minutes, so I didn’t have much time to think. They had the baby out so quick, and then they put him on my chest and we just spent time soaking him in and getting to know him. I love my birth story and everyone who helped it unfold so beautifully. — Anonymous, mother

  • I had an emergency C-section, because of heart decelerations caused by severe preeclampsia. I am an OB-GYN, and when I arrived in triage, myblood pressure was elevated and I was contracting every three minutes. Iheard one fetal heart rate deceleration and I knew right then that I wouldnot be trying to labor.

    I tried not to think the worst, but I know that in rare cases, the worst happens. I just prayed and I was so relieved to hear his first cry. He was loud. I could hear the strength in his voice. — Curtina, mother

  • Even though I was an emotional wreck leading up to the surgery, the moment I laid my eyes on Asher, all of my fears and nerves went away.— Brooke, mother
  • This was the mother’s third attempt at a vaginal childbirth, but with no progression, it was decided that she needed to have another C-section despite all of her strongefforts. She had a really caring and knowledgeable midwife there with her who knew her birth plan and how important this all was to this mom, so she basically just announced that she was putting the baby on her breast immediately, and everyone in the OR just kind of stood back. The baby latched on right away, and the mama’s eyes welled with tears. So did ours!— Ashley, birth photographer
  • After a really long labor, this family — of three! — was happy to just finally all be in each other’s arms. — Jaydene, birth photographer
  • This mother, Esther, came from Nigeria to have her baby. Itwas an unexpected C-section, which was initially disheartening for everyone involved. But it was remarkable to watch Esther become a mother, especially given the circumstances. She told us the birth culture where she is from is limited, and not particularly safe, and that’s why she wanted to have her baby in the United States where she’d have better access to care. It turned out that exactly the kind of situation she was worried about occurred, and more than one person in the room remarked how fortunate it was that she was here. She and her baby recovered from the procedure really well, and were able to have immediate skin-to-skin contact. — Sarah, birth photographer
  • These accounts have been edited and condensed for length and clarity. 

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OB-GYNs Issue Major New Recommendations On Cord Clamping

More and more research has said there are benefits to keeping the umbilical cord attached for several minutes after childbirth a practice known as “delayed cord clamping.” But the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has held off from endorsing the practice, saying there was insufficient evidence to support it universally.

This week ACOG issued new guidelines changing its stance. In the first policy opinion on the topic issued since 2012, the group now recommends that doctors and midwives hold off on clamping all healthy newborns’ cords for at least 30 to 60 seconds.

“While there are various recommendations regarding optimal timing for delayed umbilical cord clamping, there has been increased evidence that shows that the practice in and of itself has clear health benefits for both [all] infants,” Dr. Maria Mascola, lead author of the new ACOG opinion, wrote in a press release. “And, in most cases, this does not interfere with early care, including drying and stimulating for the first breath and immediate skin-to-skin contact.”

The change may not seem significant it is, after all, a delay of only a few seconds or minutes but the timing of cord clamping has been a major source of debate within the childbirth community. 

For decades, doctors cut the umbilical cord (or encouraged enthusiastic partners to do so) immediately after birth, thinking it reduced the risk of maternal hemorrhage. But research has not supported the idea that delaying cord clamping put moms at risk in any way.

Instead, studies have found numerous benefits to waiting for a minute or two, particularly for vulnerable pre-term babies. It can cut their risk of brain hemorrhage in half, allowing blood to flow from the placenta to the baby. For full-term babies, delayed cord clamping has been linked to longterm neuro-developmental benefits and improved iron levels

“Blood carries more than just red blood cells; it also includes important nutrients, iron, antibodies, and clot-making factors,” Dr. Heather Smith, an attending physician and OB-GYN with the Montefiore Health System, told HuffPost.  

When extenuating medical circumstances make it impossible to delay cord clamping, it is possible to try “umbilical cord milking,” Smith said, which involves squeezing the cord to push the blood in it back up to the baby. However, in the new statement ACOG said there was not enough evidence to support or refute any potential benefits of cord milking this time. 

Ultimately, the new statement is more a reflection of ACOG catching up with the times rather than fundamentally changing best practices. The World Health Organization already recommends it and many hospitals and midwifery practices across the country already practice routine delayed cord clamping. However, ACOG holds a lot of sway over obstetric practices in this country, with nearly 60,000 members.

“The biggest differences that a mom might notice right after vaginal delivery is that we won’t immediately ask the support person to cut the cord,” Smith said. “The baby will be placed on her chest with the cord still attached from the baby to the placenta that’s still inside the uterus.”

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How Much Sex Should You Have If You Want To Get Pregnant?

The announcement that sex leads to pregnancy is ten thousand-year-old news, but Indiana University scientists have given it a new spin by confirming the suspicion that sex throughout the menstrual cycle increases the chance of conception. Besides helping those struggling to conceive, the findings could have implications for wider understanding of the immune system.

“It’s a common recommendation that partners trying to have a baby should engage in regular intercourse to increase the womans chances of getting pregnant even during so-called ‘non-fertile’ periods although its unclear how this works,” said Dr Tierney Lorenzin a statement.

It sounds like anexcuse for people who really just want to have more sex look we need extra practice but Lorenz is the lead author of two papers released in the last month showing the advice has substance.

Sperm, and the fertilized egg, run the risk of being rejected by the mother’s immune system as foreign objects, so it makes evolutionary sense that there might be a trigger to make the body’s defenses less hyper-alert when pregnancy is a possibility.

Previousstudies have produced contradictory resultsabout changes to women’s immune systems during the menstrual cycle. Lorenz suggests this may be because they failed to ask about sexual activity. Certain changes might be expected, only in women who are reproductively active that is, regularly engaging in sexual activity, she and her co-authors write in Physiology and Behavior.

As part of the Kinsey Institute’s Women, Immunity and Sexual Health study Lonrenz tested biomarkers in two groups of women, half of whom were sexually active, throughout their menstrual cycle.

In Fertility and SterilityLorentz reports that the mix of helper T cells ratios changed during the luteal phase,immediately after ovulation. Helper T cellsmobilize the immune system cells responsible for killing material identified as foreign. Sexual activity increased levels of type 2 helper T cells (TH2)during this phase, while decreasing type 1 cells (TH1)relative to the rest of the cycle.

The Physiology and Behavior paper reports a similar change in the mix of immunoglobulin antibodies in saliva. Sexually active women had higher levels of the antibody IgG,common in blood. On the other hand levels of IgA,a different antibody the authors describe as the body’s first line of defense against invaders, were lower among those having sex most often.

The combined effect is to temporarily give sexually active women an immune system more open to conception.

Lorenz told IFLScienceThere were a number of very puzzling findings from her research that will need more work to unravel. Most notably, she is not sure why IgG rises with sexual activity. She noted that the study was done by testing saliva, and said, I do think we are seeing an example of immunoredistribution, when the immune system sends certain cells and antibodies to where they need to be, so when we look elsewhere we find them in smaller numbers. Thus an increase in antibodies in saliva may reflect a decrease in the vaginal tract, making it easier for the fertilized egg to survive.

The sample sizes, 32 in one study and 30 in the other, are also small enough that the results should be treated with caution, despite achieving statistical significance.

“The female body needs to navigate a tricky dilemma,” Lorenz said.”In order to protect itself, the body needs to defend against foreign invaders. But if it applies that logic to sperm or a fetus, then pregnancy cant occur. The shifts in immunity that women experience may be a response to this problem.”

“We’re actually seeing the immune system responding to a social behavior: sexual activity,” Lorenz added.”The sexually active women’s immune systems were preparing in advance to the mere possibility of pregnancy.”

Sexually active women experienced the same immune system changes when they used condoms, but to a lesser extent, leading Lorenz to suggest there might be multiple mechanisms, of which ejaculateexposureis only one.

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/more-sex-gets-you-pregnant

Sonic youth: vaginal speaker lets you play tunes to foetuses

Babypod, a speaker inserted into the vagina, launches with first concert for foetuses as 2009 Eurovision song contest contender sings to pregnant women

Does anybody else remember when a Donny Osmond poster was found up a womans vagina? Because I do. Ive never forgotten it, and I never will.

Now, theres another means of smuggling Osmond into ones insides a vaginal speaker. Spanish company Babypod has invented a speaker that is designed to be inserted into the vagina, stimulating foetal development.

Babies learn to speak in response to sound stimuli, especially melodic sound. Babypod is a device that stimulates before birth through music. With Babypod, babies learn to vocalise from the womb, reads the blurb on the companys website.

There has been plenty of research on the effect of sound on foetuses, and evidence suggests that unborn babies do respond to music in the womb. There are already multiple speakers available on the market (prenatal speakers) which are fitted around a pregnant womans stomach.

Babypod, however, cites research from a gynaecological clinic, the Institut Marqus, that babies hearing external noise clearly is solely possible via the vagina, because the abdominal wall muffles sounds.

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The incredible PR photo from Babypod. Photograph: Babypod

The pale pink device, which costs 150 euros (110), is controlled by a phone app but does not use Bluetooth. Parents-to-be can share their babies listening experience using split headphones which hang out of the vagina.

The Babypod, which has a top sound level of 54 decibels, is recommended for use from the 16th week of pregnancy, and for between 10-20 minutes a time or around half the length of the average Joanna Newsom song.

Babypod was launched at the first concert for foetuses ever held in the world in which Soraya Arnelas, who finished 23rd in the 2009 Eurovision song contest, serenaded 10 pregnant women fitted with the speakers, singing Christmas carols.

Babypod reassures customers that the vibrations of the device do not adversely affect a foetus this is why sex toys are allowed in pregnancy.

One cant help but think of the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode in which a woman is discovered smuggling a mobile phone in her vagina when Larry David calls it and hears it ring.

One can also imagine alternative uses for the Babypod speakers. Adeles line hello from the other side from her huge hit, Hello, would surely come into its own echoing from the vagina during a particular sex act.

Testimonials from users on Babypods websites praise the fact that ultrasound scans showed their babies singing along or mouthing a response to music from the speakers. Which means that, should a sadistic mother-to-be ever choose to play Osmonds Puppy Love, a foetus should be able to object accordingly.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/05/vaginal-speaker-foetuses-babypod-music

C-Sections Might Be Altering Human Evolution

The rate of Caesarean sections is increasing, as more women have to go under the knife to give birth. Obviously, the medical benefits areenormous, preventing potentially fatal situations for both mother and child. But a new piece of research suggests, perhaps quite controversially, that theproceduremay also be altering human evolution.

The researchers of the study state that the estimated number of cases in which babies cannot be born vaginally have increased from around 30 in 1,000 births in the 1960s to 36 in 1,000 in the present day. This equates to a 20 percent rise in obstructed childbirths, something thatthey postulate could be altering the evolution of humans.

There is a selective pressure for babies to be born larger, as bigger babies are more likely to survive. But this evolutionary pressure is countered by another that selects for women to have a narrow pelvis, as it is thought to help women walk upright as well as prevent the chance of a premature birth. These two opposing factors mean that the size of a babys head closely fits that of a womans pelvis.

However, the researchers claim that with an increase in the rate of caesareans, the balance between these forces is now shifting. In the past, if a babys head was too large or a womans pelvis too narrow, the baby would get stuck in the pelvis and usually kill the child and potentially the mother, thus preventing the genes from being passed on. However, this may no longer be the case.

Without modern medical intervention such problems often were lethal and this is, from an evolutionary perspective, selection, explains the University of Viennas Dr Philipp Mitteroecker, who co-authored the study published in PNAS. Women with a very narrow pelvis would not have survived birth 100 years ago. They do now and pass on their genes encoding for a narrow pelvis to their daughters.

This could, in theory at least, lead to evolutionary changes. But this isnt necessarily what is being seen. The scientists havent actually provided any evidence to back up their postulation, and instead carried out their work using statistical analysis based on data collected from the World Health Organization.

It is true that the rate of caesareans is increasing, especially across the Western world, but there are many possiblereasonsfor this and these factors are difficult to separate. For example, doctors will recommend a C-section to older mothers, due to an increasedriskof vaginal tearing, and with theaverage age of women giving birth on the rise, this could help explain the increasein caesareans. Other possible factors includediabetes and obesity.

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/csections-might-be-altering-human-evolution/

Incredible Animation Shows How Surgeons Turn A Penis Into A Vagina

Gender reassignmentis quite a major transformation, so making the necessary alterations requires a fair bit of skill. This eye-opening video,uploaded bythe European Society of Urology, provides a detailed look at the key surgical procedures involved in male-to-female gender reaffirmation, whereby the penis and testicles are used to create a vagina that is not only convincing to the eye, but is also capable of orgasm.

As the animation below shows, the procedure begins with the opening of the scrotum in order to remove the testicles, followed by the separation of the glans or head of the penis from the main shaft. Since this is the part of the penis that contains the most sensory nerve endings, it is later used to create a neoclitoris.

The skin of the shaft and scrotum are then used to create the labia and vaginal canal, with many patients going on to enjoy an active and fulfilling sex life.

Of course, a male-to-femaletransformation involves more than just the conversion of the penis and testicles into a vagina, and begins with a series of emotional and lifestyle readjustments.The prospective patient is often required to live as a woman for a period of time before undergoing surgery. This is followed by a course of hormone therapy, using estrogen and anti-androgens (androgens are male sex hormones like testosterone)in order to alter the patient’s musculature and fat distribution, as well as their body hair,thus creating a more feminine figure and appearance.

Uniklinikum Tbingen: Sex-Reassignment: Male to Female Surgery 2009 from Azraels-Art on Vimeo.

Uniklinikum Tbingen: Sex-Reassignment: Male to Female Surgery 2009 from Azraels-Art on Vimeo.

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Wait to cut umbilical cord, experts urge

(CNN)For decades, experts have argued over when to clamp and cut a newborn’s umbilical cord after birth.

Now, more health organizations are beginning to recommend delayed cord clamping. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has become one of the latest to advise medical professionals to wait at least 30 to 60 seconds before clamping and cutting.
Throughout a pregnancy, the umbilical cord carries important nutrients and blood from the mother to the baby. After birth, a clamp is put on the cord, and it is cut so that the baby is no longer attached to the placenta. This procedure is one of the oldest involved in birth.
    In most Western countries, including the United States, the cord is clamped immediately after birth: usually between 10 to 15 seconds after.
    “Preterm infants definitely do better with delayed cord clamping,” Denny said, noting that they have fewer serious problems such as brain bleeds and intestinal issues. “For term infants, we don’t really have that data yet.”
    Other organizations have also made similar recommendations.
    The World Health Organization recommends that the umbilical cord should be clamped after the first minute. However, in some babies who can’t breathe on their own, the cord should be cut immediately to allow effective ventilation to be performed, it says.
    The American College of Nurse-Midwives recommends delaying the clamping of the cord in full-term infants for five minutes if the newborn is placed skin-to-skin with the mother or two minutes if the newborn is at or below the height of the vaginal canal.

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    The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends waiting at least 30 to 60 seconds for most newborns.
    Expectant parents interested in delayed clamping should speak with their physician to ensure that both the mom and baby are in a stable condition to do so, according to Denny.
    She explains to her patients that, if there is any kind of emergency with the mom or baby, they should not wait to clamp the cord.
    “Even though there are benefits, the bigger benefit is getting patients the care they need right away,” she said.

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/03/health/umbilical-cord-cutting/index.html