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Delayed cord clamping with a C Section?

(9 Posts)
nannyl Thu 14-Mar-13 14:09:02

I would try being VERY insistent....

its not like it takes hours, its a matter of minutes.

I would state very clearly that you do NOT want the chord but until its finished pulsing and if it means you take up precious theatre space for 2 - 3 mins extra then so be it

Smallgreenone Wed 13-Mar-13 19:30:44

Yes I had a CS on NHS and the cord clamping was delayed. It was explained to me that this would be the case and also that I would get immediate skin to skin. My consultant did the op himself and held up my baby so I could see him with cord attached. My hospital was Birmingham Women's and the care I received there was first class.

mmmmsleep Sun 10-Mar-13 19:44:06

it is up on natural c section. you would need to get ok'd by surgeon on the day. my consultant said she would do it if i ended up with elective but she is v pro. as it was had vbac with delayed cord clamping in plan but as dd was strangling herself with the cord and needed resus that wasn't an option! good luck with your cs.

Tallgiraffe Thu 07-Mar-13 15:16:06

Not at our hospital, I asked the consultant.

QTPie Thu 07-Mar-13 15:13:15

Here you go -

QTPie Thu 07-Mar-13 15:09:11

I think that it may be possible, but you will need to ask your Consultant.

If you are NHS (and not private), then you would be very lucky to get it: you might not be guaranteed a specific consultant for your C Section and also a lot of them want to "get on with it" to free up theatre time (there is often quite a lot of pressure on theatres).

If you are private, then it might be possible: you need to ask your consultant. Some are very pro "Natural C Section", others not. My consultant wouldn't even let DH cut the cord (other DHs have been allowed to cut the cord during sections) - it is her way of working. Although I am the customer, a am happy to leave things to her better judgement.

Either way, you don't know until you ask.

ZuleikaD Thu 07-Mar-13 11:30:28

You might have to ask your consultant - no replies may mean that no one here knows!

curiousgeorgie Thu 07-Mar-13 07:51:11

No one? wink

curiousgeorgie Wed 06-Mar-13 23:19:07

That's all really. I've been reading the benefits of this for weeks now but will definitely be having a C Section so it's not possible is it?

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