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Old 03-10-2004, 10:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
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for the placenta to stop pulsing?

Just curious if someone can give me an average?
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Does the placenta pulse post birth? I thought it was the umbilical cord pulsing that most watched (as some kind of sign for when to cut).

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I've heard the cord can pulse for up to an hour!!

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DD2's cord stopped pulsing right before I delivered the placenta, about fifteen minutes after she was born.
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It stops pulsing in the middle and up towards the placenta when the placenta starts to detach from the uterus.

It can continue to pulse close to the baby for a long time! I've seen it pulse by baby for about an hour and a half!

I usually cut it after the placenta is born.
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This isn't going to really help, but my placenta detached 8 minutes after dd's birth, so I'd assume it has stopped pulsing by then. We had cut the cord shortly before that, after she was breathing well on her own.

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