Many families are surprised when I say that I do not touch the baby if all is well, and I do not clamp or cut the umbilical cord until after the placenta has been birthed. They are always curious to know why I do this, since the vast majority of obstetricians clamp and cut the cord immediately, and even a good number of homebirth midwives clamp and cut the cord before the placenta has been birthed.
Christy “Birthkeeper” Fiscer
Christy “Birthkeeper” Fiscer is a mother of four, as well as a traditional midwife in southern Utah. She believes strongly in undisturbed labor and birth and strives to hold true to this for the families she serves.