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Episode 26 Content and Overview

Everything you need to know and take into consideration about delaying the clamping of your baby’s umbilical cord.  Your baby’s umbilical cord is their lifeline.  It is constantly delivering oxygen and nutrients, and removing carbon dioxide and waste.  Learn how the placenta and the umbilical cord work both during pregnancy and after birth, whether there are benefits of delayed cord clamping, and what your available options are.  If you do decide to delay the clamping of your baby’s umbilical cord, find out some great tips on how to approach this topic with your doctor or midwife.  Delayed cord clamping does not just apply to a vaginal birth for a full term baby.  The timing of clamping the cord is still very important if you have a baby preterm or if you have a cesarean section.

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