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m.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22307946If delayed cord cutting becomes the norm, does this mean no more cord blood banking?Interesting to read though - apparently 1/3 babies blood in placenta/cord when born. Presumably early cutting means baby loses 1/3 blood - that seems an awful lot...
It says if the mother chooses to have the injection to deliver the placenta then the cord should still be cut immediately though. I think most women have the injection, with my first three they just gave me the injection without asking.
This is really interesting. I was given the injection without having been asked first, too. I just assumed they had a good reason Definitely going to look into this (if the guidelines haven't been updated by the time my baby comes) and add it to my birthplan if it makes sense. 1/3 of the baby's blood? Wow.I've read about lotus births, and the supposed benefits that these babies get from not having their cord cut at all. Never considered it for myself though.
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