Delayed Cord Clamping

I recommend delayed cord clamping to all of my patients and I did it for my own baby as well. Delayed cord clamping has multiple benefits for the baby.

The theory behind delayed cord clamping is to allow the baby to get all of their blood back into their body and out of the placenta and umbilical cord before cutting and clamping. When the cord it clamp immediatly after birth you do not know how much of the baby's blood is in the placenta.

In my experience most doctor are completely on board with delayed cord clamping, you just have to ask!

Delayed Cord Clamping
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4Katie
05/09/14
I've read you can still request it.
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    05/09/14
    We wanted delayed clamping as long as possible.. the stupid midwife cut it before all the blood had drained from the cord. GGRRR I hated the one that caught my baby. Only waited a few minutes but i was too groggy to say anything and hospital policy said I had to get out of the tub to deliver the placenta.
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    05/09/14
    4Katie
    Dad can't cut during a c-section but they usually leave it long and he can cut off the extra.
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