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Delayed Cord Clamping Victory!

Just a short post to share my excitement. I was recently at a prenatal appointment with a client, and she asked her OB about the possibility of delayed cord clamping at her birth. The OB responded with this:

“So long as there aren’t any complications that prevent it, we actually have a new rule that requires us to wait at least 30 seconds to clamp the cord.”

Hurrah!  Of course, it would be great if they would wait even longer, but waiting even 30 seconds can provide great benefits to the baby.

I am excited because one of the things I’ve been pushing for has become reality. It’s not because of me, of course- it’s simply because our local hospital is incorporating more evidence into their practices. And this brings me great joy.

Want to know more about delayed cord clamping? Why is it important, and what difference does it make for your baby? Check out the Benefits of Delayed Cord Clamping.