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Do we need them? Working with traditional birth attendants in the Andes
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    Learing from the TBA

    Dear Editor

    Modern obstetritions in developed nations would do well to emulate Traditional Birth Attendents. These women are much less apt to cause iatrogenic injury, which is so often unknowingly done by OB/GYNs in modern actively managed births when the umbilical cord is clamped almost immediately. This prevents normal placental transfusion and causes hypoxia and hypovolemia in the newborn.

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