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Is it a bird? Is it a badger?
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k425 From: k425 Date: November 13th, 2010 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it's the first breath that actually initiates the physical change, but it's a long time since I studied neonatal heart problems!
jinty From: jinty Date: November 13th, 2010 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)
The link above says that cutting the cord precipitates various changes in pressure. I must admit that when I wrote the comment I didn't know as much as I did after I read the link properly - I had this vague idea of valves slamming shut on birth, somehow!
julietk From: julietk Date: November 13th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I read that and thought "that implies that cutting the cord is *required*, which is not the case (as per various forms of natural third stage including lotus birth). But I guess that if you *do* cut the cord, that precipitates the pressure change; and otherwise when the cord stops pulsing by itself that'll do it.

Thank you for the link!
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