Grrrr that sent twice and I lost my reply re cord clamping!!!!!
I am all for delayed cord clamping but won't be doing it myself as I am cord blood banking, otherwise I definitely would.
Basically delaying clamping allows all stem cells and intended blood to reach baby.
The only negative impact I have seen is the increased risk of jaundice requiring SCN admission for phototherapy an separating mums and babies.
Hospitals don't routinely practice this due to the "active management of third stage" policies and procedures. These are in place to reduce the incidence of Post partum haemmorhage.
The reviews will provide plenty of insightful information as jump on an have a look. Basically, don't be frightened to question local policies and procedures, usually hospitals are happy to help work with birth plans, especially something like delayed cord clamping. These policies and procedures aren't always set in stone