How well are We Teaching the Physiology of Transition at Birth?David JR Hutchon*
Emeritus Consultant Obstetrician, Memorial Hospital, Darlington, UK
- *Corresponding Author:
- David JR Hutchon
Emeritus Consultant Obstetrician
Memorial Hospital, Darlington, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 22, 2016 Accepted date: February 25, 2016 Published date: February 29, 2016
Citation: Hutchon DJ (2016) How well is We Teaching the Physiology of Transition at Birth?. Anat Physiol 6:e138. doi: 10.4172/2161-0940.1000e138
Copyright: © 2016 Hutchon D. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A true physiological transition of the circulation at birth does not include any intervention. Teaching texts were searched and we found that nearly all included the intervention of cord clamping either overtly or covertly. The implications of this distortion of physiology are discussed.