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Hey doctor, wait longer to cut the umbilical cord!: Alan Greene at TEDxBrussels
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Added Nov 14, 2012
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When a baby is born, the first thing doctors do is clamp and sever the umbilical cord. But could this common practice actually harm the infant? At TEDxBrussels, Alan Greene warns that millions of kids might be affected by not having the opportunity to receive crucial oxygen-, iron-, and stem cell-rich blood after birth, and calls for doctors around the world to optimize the timing of umbilical cord removal.