By David Mittleman

This issue is very personal to me. In 1990 my wife and I experienced a full-term stillborn birth due to an umbilical cord wrapped around our daughter’s neck. We saw her move and watched her heart beat right up to and during the beginning of labor. A recent study by Jason H. Collins and published in the National Institute of Medicine suggests a procedure for reducing the risk of death or serious brain damage in babies. The issue is umbilical cord accidents, which range from cords becoming knotted or compressed to cords wrapping around …read more