DS had his cord cut immediately, he was very yellow for about a month, but we never had his levels checked and he was fine. DD had her cord cut when it stopped pulsing - less than 30 minutes - and was not jaundiced at all. ETA: read all the responses. I did not know that about the repeated pulsations. My daughter had a short cord, and although we could have kept her attached to the placenta, we did not. Thanks for the link, that was interesting!
8/21/06 at 12:44am