McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Fetal Health

Faculty presentations

Cord Clamping. To delay or not delay? That is the question!

March 11th, 2013, Dr. Bruce Wainman, Associate Professor for Pathology and Molecular Medicine in the Division of Anatomy discussed the anatomy involved in fetal and neonatal respiration. Dr. Eileen Hutton, Associate Professor for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assistant Dean of the Midwifery Education Program elucidated on the clinical perspective of the timing of umbilical cord clamping.

The overall goal is to get the viewers thinking about the beneficial health outcomes involved with delaying cord clamping. We also want to inform viewers of this phenomenon that many health care professionals do not consciously think about and to encourage the public to talk to their health care professionals about cord clamping when they are considering having a child of their own.


Short presentations and interviews made by students enrolled in HTH SCI 4DM3.

Stress During Pregnancy: Does stress affect fetal and child health?

Pregnancy is often considered a happy experience but many woman encounter stress in various ways. Many women may worry about employment, the health of their baby, lack of familial and partner support, whether or not to continue education and etc. Many pregnant mothers may even wonder whether or not the stress that they are experiencing affects their baby’s health. In this video, we answer this very question: does stress affect fetal and child health?

— Created by Demystifying Medicine 4DM3 students Rafaella Shammas (Arts and Science & Biochemistry), Fanny Lynch (Biochemistry), Eshan Shan (Life Science), Annelise Koehler (Health Science) and Zion Lee (Biochemistry)


Folate and Pregnancy

This is a short video on the relationship between folate and pregnancy.

— Created by students at McMaster University for McMaster's Demystifying Medicine seminar series


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