Originally Posted by Emilie
aawww.... that is too bad... i have a keagan to! is yours a ds or dd? can you nurse the baby? kinda kidding- kinda not! lol
Originally Posted by jgale
Of course when the head is out and there is a tight tight cord, there is minimal blood flow through that cord anyway. If you have to clamp and cut, of course you want to get the baby delivered as fast as possible--the combination of a tight nuchal and a shoulder dystocia is a total nightmare--but even if you hadn't clamped and cut, it's not like the baby is getting a lot of blood flow anyway at that point.
|even thought there may be low blood flow at a point during birth once the pressure is off the cord the flow can increase and often does-- this becomes especially important for the depressed baby who does not breath spontaneously but the cord is still pulsing, if at all possible avoid cutting the cord until the baby is breathing|
Originally Posted by busybusymomma
Even my sOB didn't cut dd's cord before she came out. Her heartrate did go down during contractions but went right back up. Once her head was out, the OB just flipped it over her head. The cord was short though so they cut it when they laid her on my chest. BTW, my waters had been AROM at 4cm so she had no cushion- the pitocin contractions had squeezed out every bit of amniotic fluid, or so it seemed.
Ds' cord was kinda short too, but not around his neck. We'll see how this baby is...
There is the birth in Gentle Birth Choices where the birthing center doc cuts the baby's cord because it's wrapped pretty tightly around baby's neck and they have to do neonatal rescusitation... but it's obvious they handle it quite well.