Did your midwife delay cord-clamping when your baby was born?
We've just read a new study about the benefits of delaying clamping your baby's umbilical cord after birth – and it's made us wonder how routine it is these days for a midwife to delay clamping.
When I was having babies a few years ago, it was regarded as a bit weird to request delayed cord-clamping, and most babies had their cords clamped pretty darn quick after delivery. But now we hear that the Royal College of Midwives support a 3-minute delay in cord-clamping (assuming all is otherwise well with you and your baby).
So, what we'd really love to know, from you all, is did your midwife delay cord-clamping when your baby was born?
And did you discuss the idea of cord-clamping with your midwife before birth or during labour? Or not?
Please do let us know. We'd be so interested to hear about your experiences of this.