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Doctor insights on: C Section Complications Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping

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What is the definition or description of: Delayed separation of umbilical cord?

What is the definition or description of: Delayed separation of umbilical cord?

Cord seperation: if cord persists after 3 weeks baby should be evaluated for immune defficiency,specially leucocyte adhesion deffects ...Read more

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Would it be safe for me to have a vbac? I had a c-section a year ago on march 3, 2011 do to umbilical cord being wrapped around my childs neck. Im currently expecting once again; im 30 weeks pregnant at this point. I want to try having a vbac but i'm wor

Would it be safe for me to have a vbac? I had a c-section a year ago on march 3, 2011 do to umbilical cord being wrapped around my childs neck. Im currently expecting once again; im 30  weeks pregnant at this point. I want to try having a vbac but i'm wor

It depends.: It depends upon the type of uterine incision you had during your first c/section. If your incision was a low transverse cervical incision, it is generally considered safe to have a VBAC. One you have had a uterine incision, there is an increased risk of having a uterine rupture during labor. This risk is less than 1%. The risk seems greater in those who have labor induced. ...Read more

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My boyfriend & I have sickle cell anemia, our son will also inherit the disease. Should we wait until umbilical cord stops pulsating before clamping?

My boyfriend & I have sickle cell anemia, our son will also inherit the disease. Should we wait until umbilical cord stops pulsating before clamping?

Doesn't matter: Sickle cell disease will affect his blood cells over time as they sickle with dehydration and illness, or as they live a shorter duration in the body. Generally there aren't any symptoms at birth, and nothing having to do with the cord will make a difference. In actuality, his fetal hemoglobin will be more protective from sickle cell, and treatments now focus on keeping fetal hemoglobin around. ...Read more

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Heard it's beneficial to leave the umbilical cord attached to baby for 3 to 5 min so blood can go back to baby. True, benefits to doing this? dangers?

Heard it's beneficial to leave the umbilical cord attached to baby for 3 to 5 min so blood can go back to baby. True, benefits to doing this? dangers?

Maybe,maybenot: The idea is there is baby blood in the placenta & it is a good source of iron. Babies don't make much new blood in the first months so their level starts out higher than adults to begin with & normally falls as baby grows. The problem with this move is you can let too much blood go across & babies blood will be too thick & could lead to kidney damage or stroke. I'd avoid it. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrogen peroxide to keep my baby's umbilical cord area clean?

Can I use hydrogen peroxide to keep my baby's umbilical cord area clean?

Yes,but: I find it is only a benefit if used briefly to blot the area followed by drying.I prefer alcohol swabs several times a day.When the peroxide is left in place it converts to water and makes the area soggy and stinky. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of on and off itch and redness of umbilical cord of my 2 year old son?

What are the common causes of on and off itch and redness of umbilical cord of my 2 year old son?

Sweat, water, bites : Many of these act just like the skin folds of the body, trapping moisture and from bathing or sweat. Soaps can also be trapped. The salt in the sweat causes itching, the itching aggravates the issue by irritating or tearing skin cells, that are even more irritated by sweat. A good cleaning followed by alcohol will dry out the area. Bug bites also trigger this problem. ...Read more

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Umbilical cord stem cell collection is available everywhere now?

Umbilical cord stem cell collection is available everywhere now?

Less used that fat: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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What does the doctor do with the placenta and umbilical cord after the baby is born?

What does the doctor do with the placenta and umbilical cord after the baby is born?

Varies with location: These are collected at my local hospitals & stored in a cold facility for an extended period by the lab.The OB occasionally requests a pathologist examine the cord & or placenta for signs of breakdown or infection. If no issues have surfaced during the storage period they are destroyed. ...Read more