Originally Posted by Chantelhayes
When you cut the cord the second time (to make it smaller) how short do you cut it? And do you have to leave it tied off with a clamp? And WHY can't I remember this??? This is my FOURTH child!
Originally Posted by metromidwife
Why would you be cutting it twice? As a midwife I cut it once only and the band/tie/clip (I've used them all but use bands now) is about 1/2 to 3/4 inch from the baby's skin (to allow for shrinkage).