Delayed cord cutting?

Has anyone experienced delayed cord cutting? My partner has been researching the pros of letting the cord turn white before we cut it so baby gets all the blood, and placenta is then smaller to give birth to but I would like opinions from people that have actually done this and if you'd do it again/your experiences please. First baby for us!
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We had a water birth and didn't cut until it stopped pulsating (5 mins or so). There are a lot of benefits.

Best thing ever, means baby gets their full blood complement ❤️

And what a great partner you have who is doing research about birth!

@Char he's been amazing, we're both so excited but he really wants to research all the ways that's healthiest for baby and me. I'm very lucky!

@Natalie I’m curious if the hospital will wait that long. I have been reading into this too.

My hospital did it by default (but it was on my birth plan anyway)

We did it, would do it again. According to my midwife, the only reason to not delay is if you wanted to bank the cord blood. In her opinion, unless there is strong family history of disease, the benefits of delayed cutting are much greater because baby will get all the benefits right away vs a “just in case” banking. It’s crazy to me that hospitals wouldn’t do this as common practice. Just throwing all that nutrients in the garbage. It was common practice at my birth center

It's great! I did it for both of my daughters. There isn't really anything bad about doing it as far as I'm aware.

We did this with our daughter, think we left it for 5-10 minutes until the cord went white and then my husband cut the cord. It’s standard practice in my trust along with immediate skin to skin x

@Abigail I'm definitely going to speak to my midwife and see if it's standard with my trust too. If not I know it can be written on my birth plan x

Well mine was supposed to be delayed but I don't think it was. I had a really hard time getting my placenta out and yes I think that may have been because it was cut too soon.

@Beanz thank you so much for sharing ❤️

@Brooke my water birth was at a hospital and they asked if I wanted to wait.

@Beanz mine was delayed and placenta still got stuck. Sometimes it just does.

Our plan was to delay but I needed an emergency c-section and my doctor doesn’t do delayed cutting if you have a c-section.

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I asked the hospital to delay the cutting of the cord and they told me they already did automatically. But everything was so hectic when my baby was born that I’m not sure if they actually did. In the pictures it looks clamped right after he was born. It would be good to have a doula there to help keep your desires

We didn’t cut ours for about 10 minutes and just had the time holding her

We did this with our daughter. I just held her right away. Im glad it was in our plan and communicated to the team because in the moment I was just holding my baby. I would do it again!

A lot of hospitals do this automatically at this point but I have asked for it with all 3 of mine it’s especially good for baby boys from my research years ago before my first

My hospital does it automatically because of the proven benefits.

It was standard in our hospital.

Our hospital asked us if we wanted to delay and we did so they waited. Skin to skin is more important than making sure the cord is cut so its no bother to them, they just potter about doing their stuff until baby has all nutrients they're going to get

I asked for this and they literally cut it after 3 mins & she did it so quickly too I was lowkey so mad 🙄 she said “it’s been 3 minutes that’s long enough”

This is my first pregnancy, and I plan to do this in my birth plan. I talked to my doula about it to do it for even 90 seconds, she told me it's not long enough. Explained to my husband the benefits. :) I already researched it and had a friend do it in her center, I'm high risk giving birth in a hospital, though. ❤️

Yep! I am praying I can do it again this time 🙏

@Tianna I was a high risk hospital birth and I did it :)

I did it and it's definitely the best thing. They get so much more goodness and your body responds better to it My aim this time is to not cut it until the placenta is actually born When it was cut in previous pregnancy, it actually made my placenta retract and wouldn't birth until I ended up in hospital with doctor pulling on it!

There are NO benefits of cutting the cord before it is white and not pulsating anymore. It contains 1/3 of baby's blood! It also allows longer for them to breathe without panicking as they are still being oxygenated and its just a much nicer enter into the world 🌎 😀 I did it with my son, and I will with the baby I am pregnant with currently 😀

I think most hospitals do it as standard practice now but worth checking with yours x

I did it with my daughter, hoping to do it again when my son is born too. The hospital I was in delayed it by a good 5-10 minutes ☺️ It was on my birth plan, but I was also standard practice there so it would have been done anyway ☺️

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The hospital im delivering at practices delayed cord cutting as a norm. The only time they won’t do it is if there’s complications or it needs to be removed asap type of thing

We had a physiological third stage with our last and didn’t cut the cord until after the placenta was delivered -which was fantastic because I knew that baby had all her blood ❤️ I would 100% recommend ‘waiting for white’ so when the cord stops pulsating and the cord has gone completely limp and white x

We had it in our notes that we wanted to, our midwife asked us about it for our birthing plan and the doctor asked us when I was in hospital however it wasn't an option for us in the end as our son had to be whisked away so my partner got to quickly cut the cord and he was taken to the NICU. It seems around us they are pushing for you to delay it which is great.

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