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Delaying Cord Clamping

By JustMommies staff

Among moms-to-be and the medical professionals who help to deliver babies, cord clamping is a hot topic. The issue is how soon after delivery to clamp the umbilical cord that connects the baby to the placenta in his mother’s womb. In the past, most doctors had clamped the cord almost immediately. But
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Delaying Cord Clamping

By JustMommies staff

Among moms-to-be and the medical professionals who help to deliver babies, cord clamping is a hot topic. The issue is how soon after delivery to clamp the umbilical cord that connects the baby to the placenta in his mother’s womb. In the past, most doctors had clamped the cord almost immediately. But
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Placenta Encapsulation: Instructions, Benefits, and Reasons to Give it a Try

By JustMommies staff

You may have heard of placentophagia (or eating the placenta) thanks to celebrities like Tom Cruise, who in 2006 reportedly planned to consume his partner Katie Holmes' placenta, and more recently, January Jones, who told People that she took vitamins and placenta capsules after giving birth to give
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Retained Placenta

By JustMommies staff

A retained placenta occurs when all or part of the placenta remains inside the uterus after child birth. Normally the placenta is delivered within minutes to an hour after child birth. For some women, the placenta doe not deliver naturally and must be physically removed. There are three main types of
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Retained Placenta

By JustMommies staff

A retained placenta occurs when all or part of the placenta remains inside the uterus after child birth. Normally the placenta is delivered within minutes to an hour after child birth. For some women, the placenta doe not deliver naturally and must be physically removed. There are three main types of
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What Is a Lotus Birth?

By Laura Carlson

Surprisingly, a small but mighty trend in Lotus Births is emerging among pregnant women in the Western World. "Lotus Birth" is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut and attached to the placenta for several days after childbirth. Some estimates put the percentage of such births at 5 percent.
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