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that my partner didn't cut the umbilical cord?

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ScouseBrow Fri 01-Feb-13 17:52:54

My first is only 3 weeks old and whilst we are extremely happy and exhausted we are still quite upset by the fact that my partner never got to cut the umbilical cord.

It was written in my notes that he didn't want to cut it. When I was in labour however the nurse asked him again would he like to cut it and he said he wasn't sure and she said she would ask him again when it was time to cut it.

However once he was delivered the dr cut the cord himself and my partner was never asked.

We both feel like it was a special moment taken away from us. Aibu?

TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 02-Feb-13 09:48:38

1. Congratulations.

2. What sort of birthwas it? Your mention of a doctor doing the deliverig makes e suspect it wasn't normal and straihtforward. So in cases like that the doc usually cuts cord and baby gets handed to a paediatrician for checking. (the benefits of leaving the cord intact haven't reached most doctors yet).

3. I highly recommend an afternoon nap every day.

thesnootyfox Sat 02-Feb-13 09:55:28

Dh can't even remember if he cut the umblical cords of our children. Its all a blur. Don't dwell on it.

Shutupanddrive Sat 02-Feb-13 10:53:25


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