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November 27th, 2012, 09:34 AM
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What did you do or what will you do? Cut, let it pulsate, or bank?

I let it pulsate for my youngest three. I didn't know better with my first and they cut it really fast.
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November 27th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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We waited for it to stop pulsating. I think DH cut it about 20 mins or so after she was born. I dehydrated it with my placenta and now it's in her baby book.

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November 27th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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My husband cuts them.
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November 29th, 2012, 10:33 AM
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I really want to donate mine, but our hospital doesn't participate in the donation program, and I can't figure a workaround (e.g., purchase a banking kit but then send it to the national bone marrow registry for donation).

If I can't figure this out, we've asked to keep it intact until it's stopped pulsing. I didn't know this could go on for 20 minutes, though, I thought it was more of a 4 or 5 minute thing. Interesting.

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November 29th, 2012, 11:42 AM
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We will definitely be waiting for it to stop pulsating, and then afterwards I'm really not sure. It would be a neat scrapbook keepsake...
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December 2nd, 2012, 03:10 PM
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We let it almost stop pulsating. We have to clamp before completely flat so the midwife can get a small sample to check the blood type. I'm Rh- so if baby is positive, I need the rhogam shot. We haven't saved any of them so far. I'm a bit of a minimalist and don't save much of anything... Except a lock of hair from their first hair cut

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December 3rd, 2012, 01:31 AM
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We'll be letting it empty before we cut it...

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December 3rd, 2012, 11:57 AM
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we waited until it stopped pulsating and then my husband cut it.
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December 4th, 2012, 06:02 AM
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We waited til it stopped pulsating. Then 3.5 yr old DD (with DHs help) cut it.
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December 4th, 2012, 10:41 AM
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We are waiting for the pulsing to stop then DH will cut her cord

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