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Delayed Cord Clamping

Did you know that the World Health Organization recommends delayed cord clamping for all births? (except in case of emergency, of course)

The WHO recommends 3 minutes but most midwives will tell you that you need to wait until the cord stops pumping blood to the baby.

Immediate cord clamping isn’t recommended anymore because it deprives the baby of their total blood volume, increases their iron for the first year of life, which is vital for healthy brain development.

Are you going to have delayed cord clamping at your birth? Or did you with your previous births?

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