So I'm pregnant with my first baby, and am planning to UC. I have a couple of maybe silly questions that I was hoping some veteran UC mamas could help me with.
First one has to do with cleaning up baby after she's born. As in washing off any vertex, blood, ect...would you want to do that before cutting the cord? Does it matter? I know that you're supposed to keep the cord stump as dry as possible, and just sponge bath your baby until it falls off, but what about her first bath? Do I not worry about the cord stump? Should I not cut the cord until after she's cleaned off? And how did you clean your baby? I'm thinking of taking a bath together with her, and washing both of us off then.
The other question is for cutting the cord. If the cord is white and limp, do you need to tie it off? Or is that unnecessary at that point?
Cutting the cord will fall to me...DH is squeamish about the idea. He has no problem with catching our baby, but the idea of cutting the cord is scary...funny guy. :)
Thanks for reading, and any advice or recommendations you may have for me!