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Delayed Cord Clamping Tarra♥ Due December 18; 4 angel babies; Roseburg, Oregon 23951 posts
14th Apr '13

This popped up when I was looking at some stuff online, I have never heard of it before. I'd like to get some mom's opinions and if anyone has done this or not...



Thanks :)

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
14th Apr '13

We did it with my second. I couldn't find a reason not to.

Tarra♥ Due December 18; 4 angel babies; Roseburg, Oregon 23951 posts
14th Apr '13

Was your dr resistant to doing it?

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
14th Apr '13

I plan on doing it :D hell to the doctor who fights me about it lol

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
14th Apr '13
Quoting Tarra♥:" Was your dr resistant to doing it?"

Not at all. They fully supported it and its actually becoming common practice at the hospital I delivered at.

~The Lunar Flower~ Due January 13; 1 child; Alabama 6738 posts
14th Apr '13

I didn't see much of a point in it myself but we delayed it by a couple minutes after he was born because he immediately started to latch after the dr placed him on my chest & I intended to breastfeed

Tarra♥ Due December 18; 4 angel babies; Roseburg, Oregon 23951 posts
14th Apr '13
Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:" I didn't see much of a point in it myself but we delayed it by a couple minutes after he was born because he immediately started to latch after the dr placed him on my chest & I intended to breastfeed"


Why?



Just trying to see all angles.

Tarra♥ Due December 18; 4 angel babies; Roseburg, Oregon 23951 posts
14th Apr '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" Not at all. They fully supported it and its actually becoming common practice at the hospital I delivered at."


I am going to keep researching it. I am leaning towards that.

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
14th Apr '13

It's common practice at the hospital that I delivered at. So is skin to skin.

~The Lunar Flower~ Due January 13; 1 child; Alabama 6738 posts
14th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tarra♥:</b>" Why? Just trying to see all angles."</blockquote>



I havent done a ton of research on it or anything so I never understood why he would gain anything from delaying cord clamping outside of the uterus that he didn't already have inside, know what I mean? I may just sound uneducated but its just a small difference in their iron from what I've heard & a few minutes more being connected to the placenta doesn't sound too bad but I've seen tons of babies who had good results on iron tests without it. I breastfeed & the nutrients I take in transfer to my son so he's getting some iron anyways right? Lol.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
14th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tarra♥:</b>" Why? Just trying to see all angles."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... iron tests without it. I breastfeed & the nutrients I take in transfer to my son so he's getting some iron anyways right? Lol."</blockquote>




That's what I think. I've heard "the baby dosent have enough blood so it needs the blood from the placenta" yeeeaaa I doubt it lol I just wanna do it because I want him as soon as he comes out :D

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18092 posts
14th Apr '13

I wanted to with my son, but he was having problems when he came out from being stunned from being born really fast, so they had to wisk him away to help him breathe.

Thorian's Mommy 1 child; Westbrook, ME, United States 8379 posts
14th Apr '13

I wanted to but LO was also born really fast and was stressed out during labor. They let me hold him for awhile but they needed to cut it just in case they had to quickly take him from me.

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3624 posts
15th Apr '13

I have done it with all three of my kids and am planing on doing it agian this time around. Once the baby is born they still have blood traveling from the placenta to them so by waiting till the cord turns white it allows that blood to get to the baby. It's filled with tons of nutrients and stem cells that could help protect the baby later on. It's standard practice for my midwife and is becoming more standard practice in hospitals as well . For me there no reason not to do it unless there's something wrong with the baby.

AbbieChrysler3312 32 kids; Ohio 1041 posts
15th Apr '13

I didn't wait to have my daughters cut but thats just because I didn't really see the point at the time..
Has anyone heard of the "lotus birth" thats where you don't cut the cord..at all! They literally carry the placenta around with them until it dries up and falls off naturally..
That in my mind is just crazy.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/04/11/new-birthing-trend-dont-cut-the-cord/