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Should I have delayed (or optimal) cord clamping on my birth plan?

Yes. It may be helpful to talk to your midwife or doctor about delayed cord clamping during your pregnancy. You can then add your preferences to your birth plan. 

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If you have a birth partner, talk to them about what you’d like to happen, so they are also aware.

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But try to remember that labour does not always go to plan. You may need to be flexible and prepared to do things differently.

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