Today I read a lovely article about just why it is so important to respect the moment of birth.
I would go even further, by suggesting that women are empowered and facilitated to catch their own babies, which will almost certainly also mean sharing some of this information with her so that she can see why it helps and how it works.
Intrigued? The article, from the Journal of Perinatal Education, is here.
Malloy ME (2011) Waiting to Inhale: How to Unhurry the Moment of Birth. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 20(1), 8–13. doi:10.1891/1058-1243.20.1.8