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November 4th, 2010, 10:55 AM
silverlife silverlife is offline
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The normal meconium protocol (at my hospital at least) is to keep the baby as quiet as possible (to prevent crying and drawing meconium from the throat into the lungs). So they clamp the cord quickly and bring the baby to the NICU nurses that are waiting to suction the baby. I know there were 2-3 nurses working on my daughter when she was born, so I'm not sure if they would be able to fit around the bed to do it on my stomach.

I know I do want to ask about suctioning before cutting the cord. It seems to me that if the baby can't breath, it's kind of foolish to cut the source of oxygen before clearing the airway.

She went to the NICU. I was discharged before she was, so she just got discharged to home when she was done there.
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