No vaccine has ever been tested for carcinogenicity (causing cancer) mutigenicity (damaging DNA) or impairment of fertility (fetal harm).
No vaccine has ever been tested against an inert placebo in a control group. Safety studies with short duration and without an inert placebo are how manufacturers hide the harm.

This website contains parental reports of injury/death from the CDC childhood vaccine schedule pre-Covid.
To see the injury/death from Covid shots see (over 1 million "excess" deaths in the US alone)
To see the newest stories being collected now on the Vax-unVax tour, see Childrens Health Defense

Dr Suzanne Humphries - Did Vaccines Eliminate Polio?


1940s Videos Show Children Routinely Sprayed With DDT; The Toxic Effects Blamed on "Polio"

Shocking footage from the mid-1940s shows huge groups of people being sprayed with the pesticide DDT. The clips, taken from several newsreels from the time, show dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) being sprayed over people blissfully unaware of the danger they are in. The pesticide is sprayed on public roads, over swimmers at a pool and around diners eating around a dinner table.

[Note: The symptoms of DDT poisoning are identical to the symptoms of "poliomyelitis," a condition then blamed on an imaginary virus.]

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Vaccines did not Save Humanity and Never Will

Dr Suzanne Humphries MD: "Vaccines did not save humanity and never will... Smallpox was not eradicted by vaccines as many doctors readily say is was. They say this out of conditioning rather than out of understanding the history or science. Polio virus was not responsible for the paralysis in the first part of the 20th century. Polio vaccine research, development, testing, and distribution has comitted strocities upon primates and humanity. Bill Gates is not a humanitarian. Vaccines are dangerous and should never be injected into anyone for any reason. They are not the answer to infectious diseases. There are many more sustainble and benevolent solutions than vaccines."

"The tendency of mass vaccination programs is to herd people. People are not cattle or sheep. They should not be herded. A mass vaccination program carries a built-in temptation to oversimplify the problem; to exaggerate the benefits; to minimize or completely ignore the hazards; to discourage or silence scholarly, thoughtful and cautious opposition; to create an urgency where none exists; to whip up an enthusiasm among citizens that can carry with it the seeds of impatience, if not intolerance; to extend the concept of the police power of the state in quarantine far beyond its proper limitation; to assume simplicity when there is actually great complexity; to continue to support a vaccine long after it has been discredited; to ridicule honest and informed dissent."

But didn't vaccines eliminate polio? Short answer: "No!" Dr Humphries spent four years researching this question and has summarized her findings in her book Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotton History

The Golden Minute: Delayed Cord Clamping Increases Baby's Blood Volume and IQ by Increased Oxygen and Iron -Alan Greene

Natural Childbirth if Possible.

Typically one intervention brings on another and another and another. The epidural is often the first step down that slippery slope. -Christina Fabris

Natural Childbirth v. Epidural Side Effects and Risks 

Why Mammography Screening is being Abolished in Switzerland 

Why are Medical Professionals who Deliver Babies in Hospitals Choosing to Have Their Own Babies at Home? 

"Low Blood Sugar" Used to Derail Breastfeeding in Hospitals (Hospitals are using this ruse to get GMO formula into your infant.) 

Physician's Assessment of Flu Vaccines in Pregnancy (by Dr Cindy Schneider, MD) 

PubMed: Spontaneous Abortion With Receipt of Inactivated Influenza Vaccine H1N1

Neonatal Immunity, The First 3 Years, Parts 1-6 (by Dr Suzanne Humphries, MD) 

Gestational Diabetes Screening Tests: Are They Safe? (by Dr Aviva Romm, MD) "Hey Mom! Please Don't Drink the Glucola!"

Don't be Induced. Almost Lost a Friend to Pitocin.

Pitocin causes uterine contractions. She went into DIC, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation because of the thrombin released by the placenta detaching from the uterine walls. She got 13 units of blood and lost her uterus too. She remembers the doc saying "I over-pited her". Background: The placenta is a rich source of tissue clotting factor, known as thromboplastin. When the placenta is damaged, (probably by too much contracting of the uterus or placenta previa) it releases this thromboplastin which acts as a catalyst for the conversion of another clotting factor, prothrombin, into thrombin which is part of the whole clotting mechanism. Once the clotting mechanism is triggered to this degree, it also triggers the stop clotting mechanism and uses up many of the bodies other clotting factors thus leading to hemorrhage. -Cynthia Maurer

Endangering Your Child's Life by Taking Them to a Medical Doctor

Ruby M Ellis wrote this response to a mother seeking a pediatrician who would support her choice to not vaccinate: Child Protective Services (CPS) "Medical Neglect" law is defined as "Refusing necessary medical treatment for your child." Individual words are re-defined within each law. Words in law do not have the same meaning for every statute. The word "Necessary" is defined as "Anything, in the doctor's opinion, that might be helpful, is necessary." No parent has the right to refuse ANYTHING that a doctor orders without risking offending the ego of the conceited doctor who thinks he is the almighty and that he knows best. If you don't know what is wrong with your child's leg, and you take the child to a doctor, and the doctor says, "Your child has cancer in his leg. We are scheduling surgery tomorrow to cut your child's leg off" you will not be able to stop the surgery. If you say, "Wait. Let me try something less drastic and invasive and damaging first. I want to order Cansema from Cansema causes your immune system to recognize the cancer cells and destroy only the cancer cells without harming the good cells." Maybe you want to try Essiac tea, or soursop fruit, glyconutritionals, or many other natural remedies first. The doctor will phone CPS, and accuse you of "medical neglect." If CPS decides to intervene, as soon as the doctor is off the phone, without a court hearing, you are legally no longer the parent. CPS immediately becomes the guardian. The law says either the parent or the guardian must approve medical treatment. All it takes for you to no longer be the parent and CPS to be the guardian is a phone call from a doctor. You are endangering your child's life by taking them to a medical doctor. Take your child to a Naturopath first and try herbal remedies first before going to a medical doctor. Once you have let the medical community know your child is sick, you have lost all control over that child's treatment. Satanic cults involve drugs, nudity, blood, burning, and cutting. Sounds like a hospital to me! Religiously, I am Tanach-Only (Old Testament). Lev 11 tells us not to eat or even touch dead unclean animals. Land animals, to be clean, must both part the hoof and chew the cud. So Scriptural health laws tell you not to eat or touch a dead pig, because it parts the hoof, but doesn't chew the cud. You can't eat or touch a dead rabbit because it chews the cud but doesn't part the hoof. You can't eat a horse because it chews the cud and has a hoof, but it doesn't part the hoof. Life in water can't be eaten or touched if it is dead unless it has both fins and scales. So you can't eat or touch a dead shark or cat fish because they have fins, but don't have scales. You can't eat or touch dead shrimp, oysters, lobsters, crawdads, crabs, etc., because they don't have both fins and scales. Exod 15:26 promises us if we obey Yahuah's laws, including his clean/ unclean health laws of Lev 11, we won't get the curses of diseases for disobedience. "And He said, 'If you diligently obey the voice of ???? your Elohim and do what is right in His eyes, and shall listen to His commands and shall guard all His laws, I shall bring on you none of the diseases I brought on the Mitsrites, for I am ???? [Yahuah] who heals you.' " Vaccinations are against Scripture because they are bred on aborted human fetus, monkeys, chimpanzees, guinnea pigs, and have pork gelatin, and poisonous toxins. AIDS and other diseases are spread from live viruses in the vaccines, other than just the virus they are claiming to give you in a dead form. There are 40 other viruses in the vaccines that exist in these unclean animals that are also injected into you when you get vaccinated other than just the one virus you think you are getting in vaccinations. Scripture says if you do righteousness you will be blessed, if you do wickedness, you will be cursed. If you violate Lev 11 clean/ unclean health laws by allowing vaccinations grown on dead unclean animals, you risk inheriting the curse of disease. Many allopathic drugs are made or bred on unclean animals, unclean bugs, or blood in violation of Scripture. For this reason, I also do not use homeopathic remedies as many homeopathic remedies also contain uncleanness according to Scriptural. Herbs are Yahuah's gift of healing. Go to a Naturopath and find what herb might help. I would also suggest having your baby at home with a midwife instead of a hospital. They take your baby away from you at a hospital, and you don't know what they are doing. They vaccinate at one day old. Even if you tell them not to, you can't be sure they won't vaccinate. When you sign the admission papers, you are giving them permission to vaccinate. They won't ask your permission. Also, doctors immediately clamp and cut the cord. This is an unsafe practice. I would never go to a hospital to have a baby. I've read too many horror stories of bad outcomes from hospital births. Statistically speaking midwife assisted home births have better outcomes. There is no such thing as a natural birth at a hospital. They pump saline solution into your blood stream. This dilutes your oxytosin. So that slows your birth down. So then they try to speed your dilation up with pitosin. Pitosin makes your uterus cramp from every direction nonstop. Your own oxytosin, on the other hand, causes the muscles to pull in unison together to open the uterus. Then with oxytosin you get a 2-3 minute rest. You don't even feel like you are in labor. Your rested muscles then have the energy for the next contraction. Like doing bench presses. You get to a point you just can't do one more bench press. Then if you rest a minute, you are ready to go again. With the unnatural drug pitosin, your uterus never gets a rest, and causes the whole procedure to be much more painful. So then they give you drugs for pain. If the drugs are enough to medicate a full-grown mother, they are really over-medicating the unborn small baby. If you can't feel, you can't control your muscles. The drugs to deaden the pain make you less able to push yourself. While birthing, the unmedicated baby helps itself to be born by pushing with its feet. Now because you are too medicated, you are not able to work as hard at pushing yourself and are now dependent on the doctor. The doctor will cut you saying if he doesn't cut you with an episiotomy, you will tear. The truth is if the doctor didn't cut you in the first place you wouldn't have torn. Now because he cut you, you are going to tear even more. If you pull a piece of paper it doesn't tear. But if you start a tear and then pull the paper will tear. The doctor is the cause of your tearing. I had three children at home. The last one was 10 pounds. I did not tear, and I'm only 5'3" The large head of the baby slows down the blood supply giving you a natural numbing so it is not as painful as you would think. I had about 50 orgasms while giving birth to my first baby. I would have missed all the fun had some idiot doctor medicated me to prevent me from feeling anything. Doctors put unnecessary time limits on you. Some midwifes will too, so interview your midwife. You only have so many hours since your water breaks before they perform a C-section, only so many hours total in labor, and so many hours in transition. Most C-sections performed are not necessary. You will not be able to stop a C-section at a hospital. If you don't want a C-section, do not go to a hospital. If you don't want to be cut with an episiotomy don't go to a hospital. If you don't want your baby vaccinated, don't go to a hospital. After I had my first son everyone encouraged me to take him to a pediatrician to check him out. He was perfectly healthy. But because he breathed fast for 60 seconds, the doctor ordered him admitted to the hospital. His breathing rate was then fine and his X-ray showed normal. But the doctor seeing a way to make money ordered him be given two weeks of intravenous antibiotics while ordering a blood test, even though there was absolutely no sign my son was sick. Subsequent X-rays all showed he had no breathing problem. When the blood test also came back showing my son was not sick and had never been sick, the doctor still wanted to finish the intravenous antibiotics. The whole time I was with my son in the hospital I had to fight the nurses who continually tried to prevent me from breast feeding my son. None of this stupidity would have happened had I not taken a well baby to a stupid doctor in the first place. I believe my being vaccinated with MMR a couple of weeks before I conceived my first son coupled with these antibiotics right after birth contributed to my first son being diagnosed with Crohn's disease at the age of two. The doctors then accused me of medical neglect because they wanted to cut out my son's large intestine and throw it in the trash at the age of two. I ran from the hospital. When they found me, CPS took my son away from me and gave him up for adoption. If you don't want this to happen to you, stay away from doctors!!! I haven't seen my son since 1994. A Naturopath would never do something like this to you.

Confidential case-files pertaining to the vaccine Infanrix hexaTM (GSK)

The average age of deaths among infants reported by the attending Pediatricians range from 7-weeks-old to 4-months-old. All the infants received multiple injections of Infanrix hexaTM, averaging 2-3 doses. All reported deaths occurred within (2-11) days of receiving multiple vaccines, attributed to the "preferred term" Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), with subsequent autopsies found to be either "inconclusive" or showing "no obvious cause of death".

Adverse effects compiled include the following: Cardiac arrest, Convulsion, Hypokinesia, Depressed level of consciousness, Mouth haemorrhage, Nasopharyngitis, Asphyxia, Apnoeic attack, Pallor, Oxygen saturation decreased, Heart rate decreased, Sepsis, Viral infection, Pyrexia, Loss of consciousness, Cyanosis, Metabolic disorder, Ataxia, Balance disorder, Diplopia, Strabismus, Nervous system disorder, Adverse drug reaction, Death.

Excerpts from case files:

"Two days after vaccinations, the subject died in bed."

"Less than one day after vaccination, the subject experienced convulsions."

"Four days after vaccination with Infanrix hexaTM and Prevenar, the subject was brought to day care centre. At 12:00, the subject was nonresponsive and had blood in his mouth."

"sudden infant death in a 7-week-old female four days after vaccination with unspecified doses of Rotarix and Infanrix hexaTM subject experienced suffocation during sleep."

"Approximately nine days post-vaccinations, the subject was found lifeless in bed in supine position covered by a cushion/pillow. An emergency physician was only able to certify death."

"Approximately 3 days after vaccinations in the morning the subject experienced apnoea. When the emergency care team arrived the subject was unconscious. Cardiac arrest with apnoea and asystole was diagnosed. Resuscitation was unsuccessful."

"Five days after vaccinations, the subject experienced ataxia, instability and diplopia (described as strabismus). The physician suspected a possible neurological alteration."

"Eleven days after vaccination the subject experienced death NOS. The subject experienced adverse drug reaction and was found dead in her bed after her afternoon nap. The subject had no concomitant medication and no relevant medical history."

"This case was reported by the German regulatory authority and described the occurrence of death in a 12-week-old male who was vaccinated with unspecified doses of Infanrix hexa and Prevenar on 9 January 2006. Approximately 11 days post-vaccination, the subject died."

"One day after vaccinations, the subject was hospitalised to a paediatric intensive care unit and reanimated, but died from unknown cause."

"Next morning after vaccinations, the subject was normally drinking and was put in bed. Approximately two to three hours later, the subject was found lifeless in bed in supine position."

"This case was reported by a physician and described the occurrence of possible SIDS in a 3-month-old male who was vaccinated with unspecified doses of Infanrix hexaTM and Prevenar on 29 December 2009. Later on in the evening, the subject was found dead under unknown circumstances in bed."

"Sudden infant death syndrome in a 2-month-old male who was vaccinated with unspecified doses of Infanrix hexaTM, RotaTeq and Prevenar on 27 April 2010." Twelve hours after vaccination, the subject went dusky and experienced apnoea attack, reduced oxygen saturation and decreased heart rate. Three days after discharge, the subject had another episode of apnoea and could not be resuscitated. The subject died from sudden infant death syndrome 5 days after vaccination."

"Occurrence of cardiovascular arrest in a 3-month-old male who was vaccinated with the 2nd dose of Infanrix hexaTM and Prevenar on 29 September 2009." Approximately three days post-vaccination, subject was found unconscious and the subject's body was blue (cyanosis). Upon arrival of an emergency physician the pupils were medium wide, no pulse could be determined and oxygen saturation could not be measured. The subject was intubated and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was started. Under ongoing resuscitation the subject was transferred to a hospital. In hospital the subject was treated with adrenaline and atropine. Echocardiography and ECG both showed no detectable heart reaction. Body temperature, taken in the ear, was 39.4 degC. Resuscitation was without success and was stopped." Source: VRM

Poliomyelitis Occurring After Vaccine Administration

The history continued repeating itself all over the world wherever the poliomyelitis vaccines were used. Paralysis developed after both injectable and oral polio vaccines.

It comes as no surprise that the most recent mass polio vaccination programs fuelled by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation resulted in increased cases of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis. In India, two paediatricians, Dr Neetu Vashisht and Dr Jacob Pulliel of the Department of Paediatrics of St Stephens Hospital in Delhi noted that another major ethical issue raised by the campaign is the failure to thoroughly investigate the increase in incidence “of non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP)” in areas where many doses of vaccine were used, while noting that these cases are clinically indistinguishable from polio paralysis and twice as deadly. 

They also noted that while India was declared polio-free in 2011, at the same time there were 47500 cases of NPAFP, which increased in direct proportion to the number of polio vaccine doses received. Independent studies showed that children identified with NPAFP “were at more than twice the risk of dying than those with wild polio infection”.

Excerpted from BMJ (British Medical Journal)

Polio - A Man-Made Epidemic

Doctors are starting to think that the polio epidemics of the 1940s and 1950s may have been caused by the high number of tonsillectomies done in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. They have discovered that the only area of the body that can synthesize the antibody to poliomyelitis is the tonsils. If you don't have tonsils you can't fight off polio. During the polio epidemics it was found that people who had their tonsils removed were 3-5 times more likely to develop paralysis. We did not cause the polio, but we converted people who would have recovered from a viral illness into people with a paralytic illness. Dr R V Southcott believed that a child whose tonsils were removed at the usual age of 5-7 yrs suffers trauma to the nerves of the pharynx which increases susceptibility to bulbar poliomyelitis for at least ten years. In an outbreak in South Australia in 1947-48 he found that in 35 out of 39 cases of bulbar poliomyelitis the patient had been tonsillectomised. Cit. See also, Polio - A Man-Made Epidemic from DDT and Rampant Tonsil Removal? 

15 Things You Didn't Know About Polio

Fatal Gasping Syndrome in Premature Infants

"If you read the vitamin K insert, it states that the benzyl alcohol can cause "fatal gasping syndrome" in premature infants. My son was a few days premature and weighed 6 lbs 4 oz. He had the vitamin K, I did not know any better. For the following 6 months, he gasped in his sleep. He would literally stop breathing and the gasping woke him up. I watched him like a hawk. I never slept. Having your first child die at 5 months and 14 days of age because of vaccines will make you that way. I only learned about the benzyl alcohol in the vitamin K earlier this year and now it all adds up and makes sense. It's a miracle my son is still alive and he probably wouldn't be had I not woke him up and watched his every breath. The bottom line is that everything they do these days to newborn babies is risky, possibly life threatening. Horrifying. I can't go back but I can warn others. Please don't make the same mistakes I did. I had no information and no internet when my daughter was born 20 years ago. I was just barely able to access any info when my son was born but obviously not enough. My maternal instinct told me that a newborn baby shouldn't be injected with anything. I should have listened to that. I am thankful my son is still here and really wish he had an older sister. He's an only child because of my health issues. It would have been risking leaving him with no mother to try to have another child. Jeanice Barcelo is doing a lot to educate people regarding all kinds of things that mothers giving birth should know about. Literally everything being done in a typical birth setting is detrimental and wrong, on so many levels." -Samantha VanZant

"My daughter had a "hypersensitivity" reaction to the vitamin K shot at birth. The side affect is listed on the insert. 18 hours after that shot, she screamed non-stop until she was red and shaking. She went on to lose sleep, bowel movements, developed severe reflux and sensory issues." -Heather Leanne 

Beyond vital information regarding vaccines, Dr  Humphries' presentations include tips on healthy birthing such as the importance of not cutting the cord until it stops pulsing, and the role of breast feeding in building the baby's immune system. Also, many pregnant mothers have been told that the U.S. does not offer oral vitamin K. That is a lie. Opt for the oral vitamin K drops. The vitamin K shot has a high aluminum content, as well as other chemicals dangerous to a newborn's kidneys.

NPR Report: Mutant Strains of Polio Vaccine Now Cause More Paralysis Than Wild Polio

June 28, 2017: For the first time, the number of children paralyzed by mutant strains of the polio vaccine are greater than the number of children paralyzed by polio itself.

So far in 2017, there have been only six cases of "wild" polio reported anywhere in the world. By "wild," public health officials mean the disease caused by polio virus found naturally in the environment.

By contrast, there have been 21 cases of vaccine-derived polio this year. These cases look remarkably similar to regular polio. But laboratory tests show they're caused by remnants of the oral polio vaccine that have gotten loose in the environment, mutated and regained their ability to paralyze unvaccinated children

"It's actually an interesting conundrum. The very tool you are using for [polio] eradication is causing the problem," says Raul Andino, a professor of microbiology at the University of California at San Francisco.

The oral polio vaccine used throughout most of the developing world contains a form of the virus that has been weakened in the laboratory. But it's still a live virus. (This is a different vaccine than the injectable one used in the U.S. and most developed countries. The injectable vaccine is far more expensive and does not contain live forms of the virus.)

Andino studies how viruses mutate. In a study published in March, he and his colleagues found that the laboratory-weakened virus used in the oral polio vaccine can very rapidly regain its strength if it starts spreading on its own. After a child is vaccinated with live polio virus, the virus replicates inside the child's intestine and eventually is excreted. In places with poor sanitation, fecal matter can enter the drinking water supply and the virus is able to start spreading from person to person.

"We discovered there's only a few [mutations] that have to happen and they happen rather quickly in the first month or two post-vaccination," Andino says. "As the virus starts circulating in the community, it acquires further mutations that make it basically indistinguishable from the wild-type virus. It's polio in terms of virulence and in terms of how the virus spreads."

In June, the World Health Organization reported 15 cases of children paralyzed in Syria by vaccine-derived forms of polio. These cases come on top of two other vaccine-derived polio cases earlier this year in Syria and four in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More

Mystery Paralysis Strikes 5-Year-Olds Every August

Government health officials are urging U.S. doctors to be on the lookout for a mysterious [polio-like] condition that has begun to re-emerge in late summer and early fall, targeting healthy young children and leaving them paralyzed.

The first sign of what scientists are calling Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, occurred in 2014, amid an outbreak of a severe respiratory infection caused by the EV-D68 virus. Most of the affected children were healthy until an infection caused fever or cold symptoms about a week before they started losing muscle strength, said officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been about 570 cases to date. [The outbreaks coorespond to the season when children typically get their school vaccinations, including for polio. Polio, short for Poliomyelitis, is also referred to as Acute Flaccid Paralysis.] More

Polio Spread by Vaccines Have Dashed all Hope for Eradication

In Africa, the wild polio virus appears to be gone, but the vaccine-derived viruses circulating there are just as dangerous. These strains arise when the weakened live virus used in the oral polio vaccine (OPV) mutates and regains its virulence. In rare instances, where a population's immunity is low, they can spread just like the wild virus. Last year, vaccine-derived viruses paralyzed 105 children worldwide; the wild virus just 33.

To prevent outbreaks of vaccine-derived virus, WHO has declared that once the wild virus is gone, countries must stop all use of OPV. As a first step, in April 2016 all countries switched from the trivalent version of OPV—which covers all three types of polio virus—to a bivalent one, which lacks the type 2 component. (Wild type 2 virus is the only one that has been eradicated.)

The program's scientific advisers knew some vaccine-derived type 2 virus would linger in the first few years after the switch, sparking outbreaks. But modeling suggested the program could quickly squelch them—without starting new ones—with the judicious use of a new live vaccine, monovalent OPV2 (mOPV2), which is effective against only type 2. It's akin to fighting fire with fire; the gamble was that mOPV2 would not spawn new outbreaks of its own. More

Dissolving Illusions by Dr Suzanne Humphries, MD

Why do we believe something? Is it because everyone else believes it? Is it because our family and community believe it? Is it because we were told to believe it by someone in a position of power and respect? Were we taught to believe it in school? Do we believe it because the idea has existed for a long time?

What if what we believed was nothing more than an illusion?

It wasn’t long ago when infections plagued the Western world. Smallpox, scarlet fever, measles, typhoid, diphtheria, whooping cough, and other diseases were once considered a tragic part of life. Starting in the mid-1800s, there was a steady drop in the deaths from all these infectious diseases, decreasing by the mid-1900s to very low levels. The elimination of these diseases is one of the most amazing, yet unsung, public health revolutions in history.

That journey from disease cesspool to our modern world is a tale of plagues and famine, crushing poverty and filth, lost cures, individual freedoms versus state might, protests and arrests, and much more. Dissolving Illusions paints a historic portrait with quotes from the pages of long overlooked medical journals, books, newspapers, and other sources to reveal a startling history that has been disregarded. With this historic information and originally researched data in the form of myth-shattering graphs, Dissolving Illusions shines new light onto issues that are assumed to be clear-cut and settled long ago.

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Children Years Later

A couple of extra minutes attached to the umbilical cord at birth may translate into a small boost in neurodevelopment several years later, a study suggests.

Children whose cords were cut more than three minutes after birth had slightly higher social skills and fine motor skills than those whose cords were cut within 10 seconds. The results showed no differences in IQ.

"There is growing evidence from a number of studies that all infants, those born at term and those born early, benefit from receiving extra blood from the placenta at birth," said Dr. Heike Rabe, a neonatologist at Brighton & Sussex Medical School in the United Kingdom. Rabe's editorial accompanied the study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

Delaying the clamping of the cord allows more blood to transfer from the placenta to the infant, sometimes increasing the infant's blood volume by up to a third. The iron in the blood increases infants' iron storage, and iron is essential for healthy brain development.

"The extra blood at birth helps the baby to cope better with the transition from life in the womb, where everything is provided for them by the placenta and the mother, to the outside world," Rabe said. "Their lungs get more blood so that the exchange of oxygen into the blood can take place smoothly." More

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