c sections

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  1. Tara & Liam

    Tara & Liam Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    Anyone that has spoken to me knows that i have had two previous c sections and am having another in January.

    i just wanted to ask if anybody has known of a time where the dad has been allowed to cut the cord during a c section birth.

    cheers

    xx
     
  2. LouisecH

    LouisecH Well-Known Member

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    Hi Divina

    I'm not sure but I think I've seen it on TV. I've watched a lot of birthing programmes so I may be confused :? but I think so.


    Louise
     
  3. littlebump

    littlebump Well-Known Member

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    Hi Davina

    I can only go by what I was told at our Antenatal class which was that unfortunately with a C Section, Dad wouldn't be allowed to cut the cord due to the risk of infection - this is because your wound would still be open at the time.

    It may come down to hospital policy though - what does your midwife say?

    LBxx
     
  4. minikins

    minikins Well-Known Member

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    I had a c-section too but we (hubby and I) were all over the show but he could have cut the cord if he wanted too, and my friend who had a c-section had her hubby cut the cord, you just have to ask in good time etc.
     
  5. Kerry

    Kerry Well-Known Member

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    It will depend on hospital policies but make sure you ask!! If you don't ask you don't get!!

    Put it in your birth plan too!!

    Good luck!!
     
  6. Tara & Liam

    Tara & Liam Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    thanks for all your replies. i have a mw appointment next week and i shall be asking if it would be possible.

    x
     

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