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Does anybody know that you can let your baby have his/her own cord blood, right at birth?

That is the way it is naturally supposed to be. There is about 100 mL, give or take a few, still in the cord and placenta when you give birth. That is your baby's blood. Clamping the cord before it has time to flow into your baby is like making him/her give a donation of that much blood. And that's a lot of blood, for such a little person.

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tyrelsmom

Asked by tyrelsmom at 10:29 PM on Aug. 3, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Anyone?
    tyrelsmom

    Answer by tyrelsmom at 10:35 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • I have heard of storys in foreign countries where the women wait until the cord turns a diffrent color...so I am guessing the baby keeps the blood at that point until the after birth is delivered...
    tinalloyd

    Answer by tinalloyd at 10:50 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • well the whole point of keeping the cord blood in a bank is for later if something happends they can make a solution out of the blood they dont just give the blood back and bam the kid doesnt have cancer anymore not giving it to the baby doesnt seem to harm any of the last million or two kids that were born lately
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • I read, I believe on babycenter, that cord blood cannot even be used on your own child, but rather a sibling...later on who may need it or a sibling who already has a disease and the newborns blood will cure it
    tinalloyd

    Answer by tinalloyd at 10:55 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Anon it actually has harmed many of those kids. it causes jaundice among other things. Look up delayed cord clamping
    TanyaR1024

    Answer by TanyaR1024 at 11:10 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • why is the cord clamped with regular births though? i don't get it, why would the doctor do that if the baby needed the blood?
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:14 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • My son kept all of his blood. =) We did not cut his cord for almost 2 hours.
    ttaylor1998

    Answer by ttaylor1998 at 11:15 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Sorry, I didn't answer the last question... Doctors would be inconvenienced if they had to wait to cut the cord.
    ttaylor1998

    Answer by ttaylor1998 at 11:18 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • staciandbaby-docs do all kinds of stuff that is not beneficial to the baby-AROM, VE's, etc...
    TanyaR1024

    Answer by TanyaR1024 at 11:27 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • what's arom and ve?

    oh, because it takes time for the blood to leave the cord? ok, i never knew that.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:30 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

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