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 blood.
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 baby anemic.
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 clamping.
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 baby.
Anyone out there have thoughts on this?