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Will the doctors let my partner cut the umbilical cord?

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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The "final" part of the delivery is a very special event for both partners.
..In almost all cases of a routine delivery, every physician at my hospital allows -- even pushes for -- the partner to cut the umbilical cord. The only exception, unfortunately, is a c-section, which, of course, is a real surgery. Adding extra people (like partners) into the mix increases the risk of infection.

In brief: Yes

The "final" part of the delivery is a very special event for both partners.
..In almost all cases of a routine delivery, every physician at my hospital allows -- even pushes for -- the partner to cut the umbilical cord. The only exception, unfortunately, is a c-section, which, of course, is a real surgery. Adding extra people (like partners) into the mix increases the risk of infection.
Dr. David Fein
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Talk to your doctor

This is best discussed with the person responsible for your care.

In brief: Talk to your doctor

This is best discussed with the person responsible for your care.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Umbilical Cord

Discuss this issue with the doctor beforehand.
There is usually no problems doing this so long as your partner has maintained appropriate cleanliness in the delivery area.

In brief: Umbilical Cord

Discuss this issue with the doctor beforehand.
There is usually no problems doing this so long as your partner has maintained appropriate cleanliness in the delivery area.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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