BloodtoBaby Team #InItTogether 

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An integral team member at Northumbria - a  cutting edge trust where optimal cord clamping has been practised for  >10 years. Rates of resuscitation at birth droped by nearly 70%. Delivery rooms are resuscitaire-free zones using bedside resuscitation to avoid immediate cord clamping.

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

George Brooks

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Elisabeth is a Midwife from Norway and has a special interest in optimal cord clamping. Elisabeth assisted in the translation of the infographics into Norwegian and has just finished her Masters thesis 'Neonatal transitional support with intact umbilical cord in assisted vaginal deliveries: a quality improvement cohort'. Elisabeth is highly influential in the education of birth professionals internationally.

Consultant Midwife

Elisabeth Sæther


Interested in women's health, spirituality, the environment and intact cord resuscitation. Fatimah is contributing to BloodtoBaby for the advancement of neonatal health, women's birth experience & nourishing family relationships.

Twitter: @GeekFatimah

Clinical Respiratory Physiologist and Student Midwife at University of West London

Fatimah Mohamied


Cheryls passions include 

supporting midwives to facilitate optimal cord clamping - understanding that it can change the future health of children. Using the strategy 'one baby at a time' in her work she maximises education opportunities. She joins the BloodtoBaby team because she wants to continue promoting optimal cord clamping but on a larger scale. Insta: @the_holistic_midwife

NHS Midwife and Antenatal and Hypnobirthing Teacher

Cheryl Samuals


My passions include education, knowledge translation and the use of social media in maternity care; sharing research to inform practice and improve outcomes for women, babies and healthcare professionals. Interested in equality and informed consent.

Twitter: @BloodtoBaby

Practising Midwife & Founder BloodtoBaby campaign

Hannah Tizard


Andrew Weeks is Professor of International Maternal Health Care at the University of Liverpool and Consultant Obstetrician at Liverpool Women's. Andrew Weeks’ primary interest is in the translation of maternity care from high to low resource settings. He has developed the new Baby Saver - a simple plastic unit where babies can be resuscitated without having to separate them from their mothers. Andrew is also the co-inventor of a similar, but far more complex, device called the LifeStart trolley.

Professor of International Women's Health

Prof Andrew Weeks

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Deborah has a passion for relationship based, individualised maternity care for women and their families. Her default practice has been optimal cord clamping for most of her professional life. She also has a special interest in neonatal resuscitation with an intact cord. Insta: @debsagos

Independent Midwife in Yorkshire

Deborah Neiger


Gill is the mother of three girls and is also a newly qualified midwife. She is a lover of all things physiology. She has a special interest in optimising birth experience and in nurturing perinatal mental health for mum and baby. Gill loves research and also has a strong interest in evidence based maternity care, of which Optimal Cord Clamping ranks highly. Twitter: @GillMoncrieff

Student Midwife at Edinburgh Napier University

Gill Moncrief


The #BloodtoBaby campaign started through social media. Using initiative and concentrating efforts with like-minded individuals - all who support innovation, materials have been distributed to women, midwives, doulas and healthworkers as far as Australia, Bangladesh and the Gaza strip.

Now 5 years on, BloodtoBaby has thousands of followers and tens of thousand website hits a month. Members receive monthly updates, the ability to order resources free of charge and join our interactive forum where members can post questions and support each other in changes to practice. These include all things OCC - such as collecting cord gases with an intact cord and resuscitation with an intact cord. 

Continuation of this work necessitates passion, time and energy. To sustain and celebrate this success I have invited inspiring and dedicated team members to join BloodtoBaby. Please do let me know if you wish to contribute!



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