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Why leave the umbilical cord unclamped until it is done pulsating?

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Asked by young-not-dumb at 1:38 AM on Oct. 27, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • So that all of the stem cells and iron in the cord blood make it into the baby's system. It helps protect against jaundice and anemia.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:43 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • I believe it is so that the blood supply can finish delivering to the baby from the placenta.

    Answer by MelSwim7 at 1:43 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Baby needs his/her blood!

    Umbilical Cord Clamping ~ Empowered Childbirth



    Answer by doulala at 2:00 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • :) thank you for the link... very helpful!

    Comment by young-not-dumb (original poster) at 2:23 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Isn't it also easier and safer to delivery an empty placenta that has already released from the uterine wall on its own than have some ass yank it out when it is still attached and full of baby's blood?


    Answer by LoveMyDog at 8:37 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

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