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“Hi Vanessa, I am in the first trimester of my first pregnancy. My husband and I have been following your podcasts, we really enjoy them and find them very informative and helpful. We are thinking of asking the doctors if we can wait 3 minutes after birth before my husband cuts the umbilical cord. I would also like to have the first hour after birth skin to skin uninterrupted. Research says the umbilical cord is approximately 20 inches long. My question for you, is it then possible to start skin to skin right away or will we have to wait the 3 min until the cord is cut, as the baby wouldn’t reach while connected to the undelivered placenta.” – Amber

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