Yes, you can still delay the clamping of the cord. To optimise the chance of a good collection, it is recommended however that the cord blood is collected before pulsating stops. A prolonged delay will affect the volume of blood available for the collection. If clamping is delayed, it should be between 1-3 minutes, as advised by the World Health Organisation. A timed delay will mean that your baby will benefit from the delayed clamping as well as having their cord blood stem cells stored for future use. This is a matter for you to decide in dialogue with your healthcare professionals.

Read more here: Delayed cord clamping & umbilical cord blood banking

References:

http://parentsguidecordblood.org/faqs/what-is-delayed-cord-clamping
http://apps.who.int/rhl/pregnancy_childbirth/childbirth/3rd_stage/cd004074_abalose_com/en/index.html

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