30-40% more White Blood Cells could save your Baby’s life!
Why do White Blood Cells matter?
32% of all newborn deaths are due to infections! (source: WHO) Waiting to cut the cord provides babies with more of their own White Blood Cells (WBC). These cells are an important safeguard against infection.
WHAT ARE WHITE BLOOD CELLS
White blood cells, also called leukocytes, are the cells of the immune system that are involved in protecting the body against both infectious disease and foreign invaders (invading bacterial viruses).
WHAT IT HAS TO DO WITH DELAYED CORD CLAMPING
-32% of all newborn deaths are due to infections
-30% to 40% more White Blood Cells has an outcome for less chance of infectious aspects.
-”Delayed cord clamping confers many benefits to the newborn baby including higher number of red blood cells, stem cells and immune cells at birth. In premature or compromised babies, delayed cord clamping may provide essential life support, restore blood volume and protect against organ damage, brain injury and death,” (onetoonemidwives.org)
-The cord that is connected to the mother’s stomach contains these white blood cells in the blood flow, which help fight back against these disease and help build up a better immune system.
-Delayed cord clamping lets these white blood cells flow in to the babies body and help fight back against diseases.