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Cutting the cord?

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cheekstime Wed 01-Jun-16 13:11:54

How long to wait before cutting the cord?

3-5 mins?

lotus birth? keeping it with the baby?

Has anyone done this, learn tof this practice onlly couple of mins ago...


seven201 Wed 01-Jun-16 14:03:17

I'm hoping for 2-3 mins for optional delayed cord clamping or whatever it's called. Lotus birth personally makes me want to vom. Do what you/your partner want though.

ThinkPinkStink Wed 01-Jun-16 14:44:51

Just Googled 'lotus birth'... you learn a new thing every day.

RNBrie Wed 01-Jun-16 14:46:59

Depends, if you want to donate stem cells then the cord needs cutting asap.

If not then wait for it to stop pulsating (2-3 mins usually). My dc have been home births so no stem cell donation option so we've waited.

Could not bear the idea of lotus birthing!!

kolapop Wed 01-Jun-16 14:51:44

Also just googled lotus birth and had a little grimace to myself.

cheekstime Wed 01-Jun-16 16:18:38

HAHA you've cracked me up...I know I couldn't believe it, with the Lotus birthing.

How about waiting til placenta is delivered?

seafoodeatit Wed 01-Jun-16 17:40:49

I was told at my latest midwife appointment that they no longer cut the cord straight away but wait a few minutes for it to stop pulsating. I'm not sure if this is the norm everywhere now though but it's what we're happiest with.

Mummyme87 Wed 01-Jun-16 17:41:35

waiting until the cord has stopped pulsating is good practice, anywhere between a couple of mins and until placenta has delivered

LBOCS2 Wed 01-Jun-16 17:43:01

We waited until the cord had stopped pulsating and did it then, for both DDs.

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