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Parents should
ask, and be told,
what obstetric
protocols will be
used, and why.

To receive oxygen,
capillaries around
the alveoli must be
filled with blood.

Hemoglobin
receives oxygen in
exchange for
carbon dioxide.
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The first breath
cannot take place
without adequate
circulation to the
lungs.

Request waiting
for the first breath
(at least) before
clamping the cord: