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Mary Esther Malloy,
Childbirth Education, Labor Support, Breastfeeding Support
“Waiting to Inhale: How to Unhurry the Moment of Birth,” 
Journal of Perinatal Education

Valeriana Pasqua-Masback, CNM
HomeBirth and Well-Woman Care

Karen Strange, CPM
Certified Professional Midwife, AAP/NRP Neonatal Resuscitation instructor and advocate for the conscious and aware prenate

Anderson, O., et al (2011). Effect of delayed versus early umbilical cord clamping on neonatal outcomes and iron status at 4 months: a randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 343:d7157.
Colson, S. D., Meek, J. H., & Hawdon, J. M. (2008). Optimal positions for the release of primitive neonatal reflexes stimulating breastfeeding. Early Human Development, 84(7), 441–449.
Klaus, M. H. (1998). Mother and infant: Early emotional ties. Pediatrics, 102(Suppl. 5), 1244–1246. Retrieved from
Klaus, M. H., Kennell, J. H., Plumb, N., & Zuehike, S. (1970). Human maternal behavior at the first contact with her young. Pediatrics, 46(2), 187–192. Retrieved from
Mercer, J. S. (2001). Current best evidence: A review of the literature on umbilical cord clamping. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 46(6), 402–414. Retrieved from REVIEW ARTICLE-MERCER.pdf
Mercer, J. S., & Skovgaard, R. L. (2002). Neonatal transitional physiology: A new paradigm. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 15(4), 56–75. Retrieved from 2002.pdf
Paciornik, M. (1979). Birth in the squatting position [DVD]. Sherman Oaks, CA: Academy Communications.
Righard, L. (1995). Delivery self-attachment [DVD]. Los Angeles: Geddes Productions. Available from
Righard, L., & Alade, M. O. (1990). Effect of delivery room routines on success of first breast-feed. Lancet, 336, 1105–1107.
Smillie, C. M. (2007). Baby-led breastfeeding [DVD). Los Angeles: Geddes Productions. Available from
Wiessinger, D. (2004, February–March). The world of latch-on: One leader’s journey. Leaven Magazine, 40(1), 3–6. Retrieved from

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