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    Default Mum Cutting Umbilical Cord. Allowed?

    I was just looking over my birth plan template and discussing a few things with my DP. He says he doesnt want to cut the cord, which is totally fine by me, so I was wondering if I would be allowed to do it? Any idea? This is of course assuming that it is a problem free labour etc. etc. Im going to ask the hospital obviously but just wondering if its generally allowed or not, considering the body is in shock after having a baby.

    Anyone else cut their bubbies cord themselves?

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    DH didn't want to do it so I cut it for both of my bubs

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    i've cut the cord once bit gross but can be done!

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    You can absolutely ask to do that! I cut Ds's cord, and so happy i did .

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    No reason why it wouldn't (unless massive emergency). By the time you wait for the cord to stop pulsing, you might not be as shaky. Doesn't have to be done straight away.


    Besides the midwife will help you to do it and will protect bub from any accidental nicks as well (most dads are usually pretty shaky as well). A few ladies I've looked after cut their cord

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    Default Re: Mum Cutting Umbilical Cord. Allowed?

    Yes I did for ds2! The midwife asked if my partner would mind as she said the mums never get the chance to do it. I never actually thought of doing it until them so I'm glad she asked.

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    Sweet! Thanks guys, good to know. Ive heard its kinda gross but this is my last time having a baby so I figure if he doesnt wanna do it, I may as well

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    Default Re: Mum Cutting Umbilical Cord. Allowed?

    To be honest after experiencing everything else that day that was the least gross part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LollyDolly View Post
    To be honest after experiencing everything else that day that was the least gross part!
    Lol good point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    Sweet! Thanks guys, good to know. Ive heard its kinda gross but this is my last time having a baby so I figure if he doesnt wanna do it, I may as well
    Its a bit like cutting uncooked calamari. With blood in the middle. It's not too bad when it's still warm. Cold placenta and cord on the other hand......


 

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