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Themrs0523 February 20th, 2013 06:32 PM

Delayed Cord Clamping
 
http://www.bellybelly.com.au/birth/c...-cord-clamping

I am a big supporter of this. If you are looking for more info this is a great article.

MyFantasticFour February 21st, 2013 05:47 AM

Re: Delayed Cord Clamping
 
I feel like this image displays the differences so well! So simple but it intrigues people to read up on it, I think!

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GranolaMamaOf3 February 21st, 2013 02:03 PM

Re: Delayed Cord Clamping
 
Great article! The science is clear that delayed cord-clamping is so important for the baby! This is one of my favorite articles on the topic - Science & Sensibility Common Objections to Delayed Cord Clamping – What’s The Evidence Say?

KtKuKi February 21st, 2013 03:20 PM

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I always thought delayed cord clamping was literally waiting a few minutes, but then I also heard its like waiting 30 minutes to hours, is that true??

Themrs0523 February 21st, 2013 06:49 PM

Most of the time, delayed cord clamping is a few minutes to 10 minutes. Some women like to wait, if their care provider allows them, for the cord to stop pulsing.
I have never heard of waiting that long!

GranolaMamaOf3 February 21st, 2013 07:11 PM

Re: Delayed Cord Clamping
 
Each mom/baby is different. The average is 10-15 minutes, but in some cases it stops within 2-4minutes, and with others it can take 30-45 minutes. There is no "right" way, it's just a matter of each person's unique body :)

I think it's important to remember that if the cord has truly stopped pulsating, clamping is just something we do before cutting it. There's no time limit, unless the Dr/Midwife is in a hurry. Some people even leave the cord attached to the placenta until it falls off naturally (lotus birth), which can take days.

alittlelost February 22nd, 2013 05:59 AM

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I prefer to always delay cord clamping, too.

therevslady February 22nd, 2013 10:39 AM

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I love this. This is a great and very important conversation to have. I am a firm believer that the baby should have the benefits of the blood from the placenta immediately. I also see a healthier 3rd stage in moms who delay clamping until the cord has completed pulsating.

Counting our Blessings February 22nd, 2013 04:38 PM

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Thanks Heather for the article!

daneeleigh February 25th, 2013 04:14 PM

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I think mine took about 15 minutes to stop pulsating? It's the standard practice at my birth center.

MissusF February 27th, 2013 10:43 PM

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Very good article, thanks for sharing!


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