10 AMAZING Umbilical Cord Birth Photos You HAVE To See
10 Beautiful Umbilical Cord Birth Photos You HAVE To See
The ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅ is the first tangible connection between a mother and baby. For nine long months, with the ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀ it nourishes and supports the baby in the mother’s womb as it grows.
As a ʙɪʀᴛʜ ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜᴇʀ , I’m fascinated by change. Giving birth is perhaps one of the greatest human transformations…both for the mother and the baby. So much change happens in such a short period of time. I could write for days about all the changes I witness, but today I’ll focus on just one: the ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅ. The ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅ is the life force for they baby in the womb. It carries ᴏxʏɢᴇɴ and nutrients from the ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀ into the baby’s ʙʟᴏᴏᴅsᴛʀᴇᴀᴍ. It pulses, just like a heartbeat, and sometimes you can hear it on a doppler.
More and more families are becoming aware of the amazing benefits of delaying cord ᴄʟᴀᴍᴘɪɴɢ. When you ᴅᴇʟᴀʏ ᴄᴏʀᴅ ᴄʟᴀᴍᴘɪɴɢ, you allow “more ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ to transfer from the ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀ to the infant, sometimes increasing the infant’s ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ volume by up to a third. The iron in the ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ increases infants’ iron storage, and iron is essential for healthy brain development.” Some sᴛᴜᴅɪᴇs have even shown improved ɴᴇᴜʀᴏʟᴏɢɪᴄᴀʟ function in infants’ whose cords were ᴄʟᴀᴍᴘᴇᴅ after three minutes.
Celebrating birth is an incredible thing, but when it’s captured in pictures it takes it to a whole new level. These photos taken by Denver Photographer Monet Nicole capture the beauty of the ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅ.
Aʟᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜ ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅs ᴀʟʟ sᴇʀᴠᴇ ᴛʜᴇ sᴀᴍᴇ ꜰᴜɴᴄᴛɪᴏɴ: ᴛᴏ ɴᴏᴜʀɪsʜ ᴀɴᴅ sᴜsᴛᴀɪɴ ʙᴀʙʏ…ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴄᴀɴ ʟᴏᴏᴋ ᴅʀᴀsᴛɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ ᴅɪffᴇʀᴇɴᴛ.
Check out these beautiful and amazing birth photos which feature the ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅ.