So how did you decide who cut the cord? And when to cut the cord? Were you pleased with the decision? Would you do it that way again? What are your plans for this baby? Share Your Experience
- It's the midwife who delivers my baby that cuts the cord. You the mother won't even feel any pain when it's cut.
- —Guest vivian
- My baby's cord fell off earlier than expected, or shall I say "forcibly fell off." Now his belly button was left with a tip of an exposed and inflamed blood vessel. His doctor recommended cauterization. He's only a month old and it will break my heart to see him undergo such painful thing, so I requested to do the procedure when he's a bit older. The problem is, the area surrounding the blood vessel is not dry and I fear that an infection might settle in.
- —Guest lelet
Cleaning the umbilical cord
- In cleaning the umbilical cord of a newborn, the base should not be touch since this is already considered to be clean cause if so, then it is still going to be unclean.
- —Guest des go
My husband cut the cord
- My midwife at my home birth suggested that my husband cut the umbilical cord. I think it was a wonderful way to involve him in the birth. My midwife asked that we wait a while because it's healthier not to cut the cord right away. I remember being surprised at how sturdy and long the umbilical cord was. It looked like my husband was cutting through a pliable rubber hose!
- —Guest Jennifer
It wasn't bad.
- I was worried about doing it myself, but I felt like it would be a nice thing to try. My husband didn't want to, so I wanted to do it. The doctor told me exactly where to cut and how. The only surprise was how strong the cord was and that made it hard to cut strength wise.
- —Guest LN