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How do you cut an emergency umbilical cord?
Last Updated: 14th January, 2020
- Be sure the cord has stopped pulsing for most births.
- Ensure that there are two clamps on the cord.
- Hold the section of cord to be cut with a piece of gauze under it.
- Using sterile scissors cut between the two clamps.
- Dab excess blood.
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Beside this, what happens if umbilical cord is not cut?
When the umbilical cord is not cut, it naturally seals off after about an hour after birth. The umbilical cord and attached placenta will fully detach from the baby anywhere from two to 10 days after the birth.
Similarly, how long should you wait to cut umbilical cord? The World Health Organization currently recommends clamping the umbilical cord between one and three minutes after birth , “for improved maternal and infant health and nutrition outcomes,” while the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends clamping within 30 to 60 seconds.
Herein, should umbilical cord be cut?
The World Health Organization recommends that the umbilical cord should be clamped after the first minute. However, in some babies who can't breathe on their own, the cord should be cut immediately to allow effective ventilation to be performed, it says.
Where do they cut the umbilical cord?
Soon after the birth, the midwife will: clamp the umbilical cord about 3 to 4cm (1.5 to 2in) from your baby's belly button with a plastic clip. place another clamp at the other end of the cord, near the placenta.