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The 30-Minute Third Stage
My students and I don’t anticipate the placenta will be pushed out for 30 minutes after birth. The "mood" is maintained. We offer the mother a warm herbal tea. We don't disturb the attachment that happens naturally or push sucking at the breast. I have used this method for years, with less than a 1% haemorrhage rate.
About Author: Gloria Lemay
Gloria Lemay is a childbirth activist living in British Columbia, Canada. She has a passion for VBAC, waterbirth and ending male genital mutilation. She is a blogger at wisewomanwayofbirth.com. Her film "Birth With Gloria Lemay" was produced in 2012 and has been viewed all over the world.
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