Navel lace or navel clip what makes the difference?

August 10 Read time

 

Many women are unaware that when their baby is born, they have a choice for the type of material they use to clamp the umbilical cord. 

By default, an umbilical clamp is conjured up. This is included in your maternity package that will be sent to you by your health insurance. This is a 6 cm clamp that is also used to close sandwich bags. 

A soft and durable alternative is to tie the umbilical cord with the umbilical cord. You tie the umbilical cord around the umbilical cord with two surgeons. I call this the umbilical cord for convenience. The umbilical cord is attached just as well as an umbilical clip, because this knot is also used in operations. 

Before you close the umbilical cord, it is very important that the umbilical cord can knock out properly, so that the natural closing mechanism (Wharton's jelly) can do its work from within and help to close the umbilical cord.

Tie the umbilical cord a little further away from the baby's belly, leaving room for the natural closing mechanism.

Do you have to tie the umbilical cord yourself?

Your midwife knows the surgeon knot and can tie the umbilical cord for you. Discuss this in advance with your midwife. Then she knows what your wishes are. They also know the surgeons knot in the hospital, so every midwife can do that for you there too. 

You can also choose to let your husband do this. My husband personally thought this was a beautiful and special moment to do. The tying of the umbilical cord. 

How do you tie the umbilical cord? 

First of all, it is always important that you let the umbilical cord beat out for as long as possible. The longer, the better the start for your child.

What are you going to do? You make 2 surgical knots to close the umbilical cord.

Button 1:

  1. Wrap the umbilical cord around the umbilical cord
  2. You get the ends of the lace together twice instead of once like at the beginning of your shoelace or square knot. This secures the knot and prevents it from sliding.
  3. Tighten the knot with care.
  4. On top of the surgical knot, tie another flat simple knot to fix it. Tighten the knot with care.

Button 2:

  • Bring the lace ends to the bottom of the umbilical cord
  • Make a surgical knot here with the overhand knot on top. Tighten the knot with care.
  • Trim the end of the umbilical cord comfortable length and tie off the end.
  • Now the umbilical cord can be cut between the umbilical cord and placenta.

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