George M. Morley, M.B., Ch. B., FACOG
Cord Clamping

Cord Clamping

George Malcolm Morley, MB ChB FACOG

G. M. Morley, MB ChB FACOG  August 29, 2001 To Whom It May Concern:

Why Do Babies Cry? The Anatomical and Physiological Changes During the Moments After Birth By George Malcolm Morley, MB, ChB, FACOG

How the Cord Clamp Injures Your Baby's Brain By George M. Morley, M.B., Ch. B., FACOG

[Letter BMJ 2002] Cerebral Palsy and Cord Blood Gases by Dr. George Malcolm Morley - A Letter to the Editor of the British Medical Journal.

A Refutation of ACOG’s Report on Cerebral Palsy By George Malcolm Morley, MB ChB FACOG


To Clamp, or Not To Clamp, This Is the Answer By G. M. Morley, MB ChB FACOG

[Letter BMJ 2003] Immediate Umbilical Cord Clamping as a Cause of Autism by George M. Morley, MB & Eillen Simon, R.N. PhD

Basics of the Cord Clamping / Brain Damage Issue

The following are established facts:

    1. Birth asphyxia (lack of oxygen) causes newborn brain damage.
    2. Before birth, the placenta supplies the brain with oxygen.
    3. After birth, the lungs supply the brain with oxygen.
    4. After the delivery of the child, and before delivery of the placenta, the oxygen supply changes from the placenta to the lungs.
    5. During normal changeover, placental oxygenation continues until pulmonary oxygenation is established.
    6. During normal changeover, the brain is not deprived of oxygen.
    7. During normal changeover, placental blood is transfused into the child, increasing its blood volume.
    8. The increased blood volume flows through the lungs augmented by ventilation to establish pulmonary oxygenation.
    9. After pulmonary oxygenation is established, placental oxygenation ceases - the cord vessels close; the brain's oxygen supply is not interrupted.
    10. The child's innate reflexes control all the above mechanisms and functions.
    11. Those reflexes have been developed over millions of years for optimal survival of the newborn.
The following are established facts regarding umbilical cord clamping before pulmonary oxygenation is established:
    1. Placental oxygenation is arrested and the brain is deprived of oxygen until the lungs function.
    2. Placental transfusion is arrested and the child is hypovolemic.
    3. Blood flow through the lungs and other organs is not optimal and pulmonary oxygenation is not optimal.
    4. The child’s life support systems are not optimal for survival or for optimum health.
Depending on the degree of asphyxia and the length of time of asphyxia produced by cord clamping, the child will have varying degrees of brain damage that range from no damage through degrees of neurological impairment to brain death. Natural (normal) cord closure prevents birth asphyxia and prevents brain damage. Articles on this website explain how modern obstetrical and neonatal care is causing newborn brain damage and how that care can be corrected; they provides references to support the explanation.

For the trial lawyers, it is essential that the “true genesis” of cerebral palsy remains unknown, because that “true genesis” (B.138) is a standard of medico-legal care; thus, no obstetrical fault exists; the medico-legal professions are at fault. A Refutation of ACOG’s Report on Cerebral Palsy By George Malcolm Morley, MB ChB FACOG

I AM WILLING TO TESTIFY AND OFFER PROOF that immediate cord clamping at birth causes attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, mental retardation, respiratory distress syndrome, and intraventricular hemorrhage, and cerebral palsy.G. M. Morley, MB ChB FACOG  August 29, 2001 To Whom It May Concern: