After doing quite a bit of research, I'm planning to delay the clamping of my baby's cord this time around.
Have many of you done this?
If so, did you intentionally hold the baby in a certain place (i.e. below or above placenta)?
How long did it take for your baby to start breathing?
Any other info you'd like to pass along?
Answer by Anonymous at 4:34 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
Answer by fluud7 at 4:36 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
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Answer by kitten_shuga at 6:23 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
The next and perhaps most critical newborn baby care decision to be made for your baby's welfare is cord clamping - immediate or delayed. The benefits of delayed cord clamping, which is defined as waiting until the cord has stopped pulsating until clamping or cutting it, are well-documented. Once the baby is born, its entire circulatory system undergoes an amazing transformation to allow the baby to receive oxygen via its lungs rather than through the umbilical cord - a valve in the heart closes, the lungs perfuse with blood and eventually a first breath is taken. When this delicate balance is interrupted by prematurely severing the child's lifeline, its umbilical cord, numerous undesirable side effects can occur.
Answer by doulala at 11:23 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
That above, plus this can help moms to learn a bit about it.
Yes~ I absolutely did delay!!
I had waterbirths. In birth, baby just came up to my breast immediately from the water, cord still attached to placenta (still inside me). So the cord went down then up~ natural.
Baby started breathing within a few seconds of exposure to air, each time.
Glad to see you're investigating your options! :-D
Answer by doulala at 11:27 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
Answer by fluud7 at 2:48 AM on Sep. 3, 2009
Answer by Cynthje at 9:28 AM on Sep. 3, 2009
Answer by Cynthje at 9:29 AM on Sep. 3, 2009