When your baby is born, there are so many things that happen so quickly, but each one of them has rhyme, reason ... and repercussions. The general theme that the ACOG, March of Dimes, and many other medical organizations have been trying to make clear to people is this: Patience. We need it.
Whether it's letting your body take longer to dilate, waiting through the normally occurring stalls in labor that are intended to let the mother rest, or realizing that sometimes inductions can take days, we just need to slooooow dooooown.
Another place we need a little more patience? Cutting the baby's umbilical cord. Generally done within the first few seconds, this rush to cut can cause a lot of immediate issues for the baby, as the awesome Penny Simkin demonstrates in a very easy-to-understand video.