Delayed Cord Clamping is the practice of postponing cutting a newborn's umbilical cord instead of immediately cutting it after birth. To some, delayed cord clamping may seem like a "crunchy" thing to do or one of those "birthing fads" but if you think about it, delayed cord clamping was normal protocol long before women could be even considered crunchy. In fact, humans are the only mammals that immediately cut the cord after birth. Dogs, cats, horses, elephants, etc. a
One of the most iconic post-birth images is that of the umbilical cord being cut. If you’re expecting a child or are thinking of having one, you’ve probably pictured this moment in your head before, and wondered if you or your partner would cut the cord. And if the births we see in movies and on television are to be believed, it’s a step that needs to be carried out as soon as the baby comes out.