There are couple of very old threads on this but wondered if anyone has more recent experience. I'm due in 3 weeks and suddenly remembered the big clunky clips, like freezer bag sealers, that get put on their cords. I've heard of cotton ties as an alternative which sound much nicer but not sure if this is medically acceptable at the moment in UK? I will ask mw when I see her next week but wondered if anyone had used one. On line I've seen things about using plaited embroidery thread... Thanks!
I used a cord tie, but with an independent midwife. What she actually did was to use the plastic clamp but on a longer length of cord than usual when cutting the cord, and then used the cord tie closer to the baby, and cut the plastic clamp off a while later.