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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 12:35 PM   1
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Delayed Cord Clamping


I was just reading in the green parent magazine that rachel_c sent me (thankyou!) about delayed cord clamping

It is certainly very interesting and I am going to ask my midwife about it (when i can finally get a blooming appointment!).

Did any of you girls do delayed cord clamping and if so how accepting of this choice were your health care professionals?

I was shocked when i read that if you cut the cord right away you could deprive the baby of 54 - 160 mls of blood which in a newborn baby could be up to a half of their total blood volume!



 

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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 12:45 PM   2
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i didnt have faiths cord cut until her cord had gone white. the midwife was respectful of this



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 13:11 PM   3
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I waited until the cord stopped pulsing. The midwives didn't find this an odd request at all. I then had a physiological third stage.



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 13:31 PM   4
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We wanted to with Hunter, but OB told DH to cut cord right away so he could be on oxygen. We're planning a homebirth with a Midwife this time and she is in favor of not cutting cord until it stops or until placenta is out.



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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 15:32 PM   5
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I didn't do this but will be doing next time. I would like to wait until the placenta is delivered before the cord is cut.



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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 15:38 PM   6
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I wanted to do this but in the end i didnt write a birth plan and i forgot to tell the MW i wanted to wait and i wanted to have a natural 3rd stage.....ended up getting cord cut straight away and getting jabbed in the thigh next time i will tho definately



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 15:46 PM   7
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Had a natural third stage this time and his cord wasnt cut til the placenta was delivered (was about 20 minutes)
I had a homebirth and it seems its a common request to the community midwives, they were all perfectly accepting of my wish to have a natural 3rd stage and delayed cord clamping.



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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 15:49 PM   8
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I am planning to wait before cutting the cord this time round... preferably until it goes white and stops pulsing.

Linkage! http://academicobgyn.com/2009/12/03/...in-obstetrics/



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 15:58 PM   9
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I wanted the cord to be left til it had finished pulsating both times, first time though Indie had to be rushed to the recuss trolley thing cause she swallowed some of her own meconium, second time the mw didnt read my notes



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2010, 16:57 PM   10
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I didn't know about waiting when I had Leyla. Next time I would like to wait until the cord stops pulsing. I was shocked by that article too!



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