On 07 October 2009 , tags: birth
Delayed cord clamping is waiting until the cord stops pulsing to
clamp and cut it.
In my research, I have been finding that delayed cord clamping is
helpful to the baby and provides the baby with healthy placental
At a recent birth, I was taken back when a doctor made a very
negative comment about delayed cord clamping saying "I am not going
to injure a baby for some idiotic idea." His explanation was that
the cord blood can provide too much blood to the baby making the
red blood cell count too high or not enough blood and can make the
I had no idea that this was out there. Most practitioners (OB's and
Midwives) I have worked with are very open to delayed cord
Looks like I will be doing a little more research on this so that I
am more familiar with both sides of the study. Although, I still
believe that delayed cord clamping has a positive result for the
Anyone out there have thoughts on this?