When to Cut Cord

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
When to Cut Cord
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 7:26pm

I've been hearing some buzz for awhile now about delayed cord cutting.


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Wed, 04-11-2012 - 5:56pm
We had planned to delay it a few minutes, as well as not rush the delivery of the placenta. It didn't matter in the end because I had an almost-emergency c section and wasn't given any choices at that point. For the next baby, we plan a vbac and to delay cord-cutting as well as not rush the placenta.

Manda :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-12-2007
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 12:39pm
Hmm I've never given this much thought. Maybe when I deliver this time (hopefully ASAP) I'll request that DH make sure they take a minute before they clamp it. I don't know that I ever felt rushed in delivery of the placenta, my body just sort of took care of that on its own.