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Does anyone know of articles about this? I am still really disturbed at the fact that the nurse who delivered the baby cut the cord before the placenta was delivered. I was highly upset and even now... a month later... it's sill bugging me. I totally feel violated and disrespected and I wonder what her deal was. I know the whole "following procedure" thing of hospitals but it was something I asked for before the birth so she should have respected my wishes since she knew what i wanted. i'm just still really bothered by that whole aspect - everything else about the labor and delivery was JUST as I wanted it to be and this one detail takes away from my experience.
 

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IDK, just wanted to <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> My hospital did this too, even though I had a MW and specifically requested delayed in my birth plan. I didnt realize it till I was looking at DDs newborn photos and saw the scissor in them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
I really think it was done as a matter of routine in my case, i'm not sure if anyone read my birth plan in the hospital, as I had to tell them everything in between ctx anyway.
 

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((hugs))) I think you'd know if they harvested it. We banked our cord blood and they have to have the kit right there, and it has to be done right away and is pretty involved - you'd have seen the action in the same room.
 

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I have never heard of a hospital "harvesting" cord blood for banking purposes, but in some places it is routine for them to take a sample to have on hand in case the baby is sick and they need to run some tests.
 

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I would guess it would be illegal for them to do so.<br><br>
Sorry about your disappointment with the cutting of the cord,try to think of how positive your experience was - even in a hospital - good for you!
 

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they can't harvest cord blood without a consent, but they might have drawn routine lab work from it. My guess would be that since most births in hospitals don't routinely delay cutting the cord, they were just in a groove about what they usually do with a birth and forgot that you wanted something different.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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