So, having read a few articles about DCC recently, I thought i'd put a blog out there to see what you all think?
A little about myself - I am 33 weeks tomorrow, 1st baby, 1st pregnancy. I must be one of the lucky ones as I have had a fantastic pregnancy, no symptoms, no problems or complications other than a cervical polyp which has an occasional bleed! In all honesty I love being pregnant and time has literally flown by, just hope the last few weeks go as well and the birth too! I have to admit as each day passes im getting more and more nervous about giving birth!
I saw my midwife on Saturday to do my brith plan, fantastic to catch up and express any worries or concerns and get some ideas about what I do and do not want and also discuss options that didnt even cross my mind!
I mentioned to her about DCC when we discussed who would be cutting the cord, at this point, Hubby went a little off colour - not sure he will be up for it! DCC Is something I was very interested in, having done a fair bit of reading, I fugured surely this process makes sense?
To my delight my midwife informed me that its actually now hospital protocol unless Mum objects to it! I was so surprised, articles I have read all indicated that some hospitals could be a bit funny about it and it was pretty much dependant on who delivers the baby! I live in Sheffiled so maybe its different around the country? any way, I was told that they certainly leave it for 2 - 3 minutes, and if all goes well with the birth and there are no complications, they will leave it for a good 15 mins or until it stops pulsing!
For me, this is fantastic news and im so happy this is now the norm where I will be giving birth, but thought id see what everyone else thought about this.... Are you like me and are for it, or do you object to it?
Love to hear from you..