|View Poll Results: Did you choose delayed cord clapming for one or more of your births?|
|I did but it was still clamped early.||4||22.22%|
|I am planning to delay cord clamping when I deliver.||2||11.11%|
|This is the first time I've heard of delayed cord clamping.||0||0%|
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I was listening to a Grand Rounds presentation of delayed cord clampoing (video here if anyone is interested) and the doctor presented a quote from Erasmus Darwin:
213 years ago! The British Medical Journal has a nice article about him here.
Got me wondering how many Mothering moms ask that the cord clamping be delayed. So, here's a poll. If you have any thoughts to share on the topic please do!
I had it written down in my birth plan, told the nurses, told the Dr. twice and he still clamped, cut, and yanked!
Breastfeeding, non-vaxing, homeschooling, baby wearing, cosleeping, non-cic'ing mama to CJAGJJSD And married my highschool sweetheartAnd expecting #5 in Nov. 2014
Wishes were not respected with 1st birth (hospital), however the cord wasn't cut until 20min or so after I delivered my 2nd daughter (homebirth)... I don't remember if it was fully done pulsing or not, I was VERY out of it (low electrolytes) so I don't remember.
This time I'm having a doula to help me "remember" all those tiny details that I can easily forgot and not push for if I'm too tired. Then again this MW is all for the delayed cord clamping and what not so I should be good to go.
Kailey 8.1.06 Midwife - Hospital
Nola 3.20.09 Midwife - Homebirth
EDD 7.12.14 New Midwives - Outdoor Homebirth w/ a Team Green baby!
Same here. However, I was told when I arrived that delayed clamping would not be possible due to meconium staining in the amniotic fluid.
Yes with my last two - one planned homebirth and one planned hospital birth with a cnm. Both times the cords were left alone for quite awhile, 15 minutes at least.
I've had two unplanned hospital births, I don't remember exactly how long after they were cut. My husband did them but probably within a minute or so.
My other two were planned homebirths. It was probably at least a couple of minutes but their cords were really short to the point that I couldn't get them up to my chest.
I don't remember the first two in the hospital with CNMs, but the last two at home were both delayed, and each of their cords pumped for nearly an hour. Luckily I could reach to chest with cord still attached and then placenta came shortly. With dd, her pediatrician saw her the next day and commented on how ruddy she was. Neither of them got jaundice, FWIW.
hospital birth and we waited until the cord was done pulsing. I distinctly remember hearing the midwife say to my husband Èsee how it's done pulsingÉ that means it's okay to cutÈ (apologies for the weird È things, my baby hit my keyboard and now itès wonky)