Delayed Cord Clamping - yes but what does it mean?!

We are used to seeing images of dad or doc cutting the cord after its been clamped to signify the completion of birth. ACOG (American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynocologists) now says it is beneficial to wait 30-60 seconds before cutting it on all healthy infants. Click here for full press release. 

Here is a simple video of Penny Simkin (founder of DONA, Doulas of North America) demonstrating the importance of letting the blood transfer from the placenta to the baby before cutting the cord.