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Doctor insights on: Delayed Cord Clamping

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Why don't more obgyns practice delayed cord clamping?

Why don't more obgyns practice delayed cord clamping?

Maternal Death: As i understand it, one of the leading causes of maternal death world wide is post partum hemorrhage (bleeding to death immediately after giving birth). Clamping the cord quickly reduces the risk of this. ...Read more

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Why do some people suggest delayed cord clamping when giving birth?

Why do some people suggest delayed cord clamping when giving birth?

More blood to baby: Quoting this good article on the pros & cons: "a delay of even 30 to 45 seconds in cord clamping, especially in preterm infants can provide more blood volume and improve cardiovascular stability. By delaying even 30 seconds, blood volume can increase by 8 to 24%" for more of this article: www.Pregnancy.Org/article/delayed-or-immediate-clamping-of-cord. ...Read more

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I have been reading recently about delayed cord clamping. Can it be more beneficial long term for the health of your child than banking the blood?

I have been reading recently about delayed cord clamping. Can it be more beneficial long term for the health of your child than banking the blood?

Different issues: Delayed cord clamping is very effective at reducing perinatal anemia. In fact, a recent british study supports this. Blood banking is another issue. There you are storing fetal cord blood in hopes that should your baby develop a disease in the future, science will have progressed enough that use of those cord blood cells will be therapeutic. ...Read more

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How can I ensure my doctor will allow delayed cord clamping?

How can I ensure my doctor will allow delayed cord clamping?

Why: You can request a delay in cord clamping but be aware that there is a downside to prolonged delays. Although baby can benefit from the blood returning from the placenta, it can also come across & thicken the blood enough to cause kidney damage or a stroke. A blood test is routine to assess the thickness of babies blood & done after 2-4 hours to look for this. ...Read more

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Why did my doctor have to clamp and cut the cord during my delivery? Did I do something wrong?

Why did my doctor have to clamp and cut the cord during my delivery? Did I do something wrong?

No: This occurs when the umbilical cord is around the baby's neck and cannot be easily reduced or slipped over the baby's head prior to completion of delivery. There is nothing you did to cause this. ...Read more

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Could you please describe delayed & immediate allergic reactions?

Could you please describe delayed & immediate allergic reactions?

Delayed vs Immediate: Immediate allergic reactions are typically responses associated with quick allergy mediators such as mast cells, basophils & eosinophils and usually have a distinctive quick pattern of itch, hives, sneezing, mucus production etc (depending on site involved). Delayed reactions typically involve a subset of T cells leading to more prolonged reactions. A classical example is contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Having a friend complaining from menstrual delaying for 4 months, unknown reasons?

Having a friend complaining from menstrual delaying for 4 months, unknown reasons?

Secondary amenorrhea: She appears to have secondary amenorrhea, which is the absence of menses for more than 3 months in a woman with previously normal menstruation. By "unknown reasons" i presume you mean she is not pregnant or taking oral contraceptives. common causes include dieting, extreme weight loss, physical or emotional stress, rigorous exercise, and medical problems like hypothyroidism or pcos. Menopause too. ...Read more

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Delay in mestrual?

Delay in mestrual?

Not to worry..: Very common. Of course it may mean pregnancy, especially if no, preventive measures were taken, presuming you are sexually active. Anyway, wait few weeks, if no period, do a test.. ...Read more