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Pampered Mama 12-30-2011 01:46 PM

Umbilical Cord Rings
 
There was discussion recently about using cord rings to clamp the umbilical cord rather than the traditional hard plastic clamp- It got my interest, so on a whim, ordered some!

I think they will work great- no huge hard clamp poking into baby's belly, or being tweaked and possibly being uncomfortable for baby who is trying to bf!

Took 1 to my MW appt today (I go to a 3 MW/3 OB practice) and asked if they had ever used them- she had never heard of them! BUT- they are totally willing to use them- she said just bring it with me when I come to the hospital and remind them that is what I want to use instead! She said even if I end up needing to schedule a c/s (If my previa doesn't move in time) it is no problem using it.

It takes no special tools to use it-
http://www.preciousarrows.com/Umbili...ng_p/64008.htm

If anyone is interested, I ordered 10, but am only keeping 2, so I have extras- just PM me for just what it cost to me, plus shipping and PP fees to you (they cost me $1.45 ea including shipping to me)

trying4more 12-30-2011 04:15 PM

Re: Umbilical Cord Rings
 
I REAAALLLYY want to use that instead of the huge cord thing. I'll have to ask my midwife if the hospital will allow it!
I super-de-duper HATE the clamps!

crunch!910 12-30-2011 04:33 PM

Re: Umbilical Cord Rings
 
I was looking into them. The ones I saw required that the full circle be placed around cord, then break it to allow the actual stretchy/cord band to release and close around cord.. so they'd STILL need to cut the cord and use a traditional clamp further down the cord, and how then do you get the small circle around the big clamp to get it around the cord? Seems so complicated! I really like the idea though!

This has illustrations to better explain my point. First you have to "slide cord ring on umbilical cord" then "break ring, ligature will fall around cord".
http://inhishands.com/Cord-Band.4760

Pampered Mama 12-31-2011 06:13 AM

Re: Umbilical Cord Rings
 
I'm not too worried about them using a big clamp at first- as long as the final clamp that is right up next to baby is the ring- that's what matters to me- I'm not left hassling with the big plastic one in the end.

really all that would be needed is 2 hemostats- which they typically clamp the cord with first anyway- clamp with hemostat, slide on cord ring, clamp with second hemostat above ring, take off first hemostat, and slide ring down to baby and apply- done! Then they can cut the cord short right above the ring.

Quote:

Originally Posted by crunch!910 (Post 14361832)
I was looking into them. The ones I saw required that the full circle be placed around cord, then break it to allow the actual stretchy/cord band to release and close around cord.. so they'd STILL need to cut the cord and use a traditional clamp further down the cord, and how then do you get the small circle around the big clamp to get it around the cord? Seems so complicated! I really like the idea though!

This has illustrations to better explain my point. First you have to "slide cord ring on umbilical cord" then "break ring, ligature will fall around cord".
http://inhishands.com/Cord-Band.4760


LivingaSweetLife 12-31-2011 08:43 AM

Re: Umbilical Cord Rings
 
I had the rings used when DS was born and it was awesome. He cord was so short, it fell off within a few days and it's simple to use. We had a homebirth and the midwife just did it without me even really noticing. We did allow the cord to quit pulsing though so I don't know if that made it easier for her to do them or not.

KimKim 12-31-2011 10:38 AM

Re: Umbilical Cord Rings
 
You only need 1 right? Will it come with directions to give the Dr.?

lydoomizelaine 12-31-2011 11:59 AM

Re: Umbilical Cord Rings
 
I'm interested in 2, I want to double check if they'll allow me to use those first :)

Pampered Mama 12-31-2011 01:55 PM

Re: Umbilical Cord Rings
 
Technically, you only need 1- I'm keeping 2, JIK 1 gets messed up :-)

They don't come with directions, but there are instructions and videos on the internet.

KimKim 12-31-2011 03:49 PM

Re: Umbilical Cord Rings
 
When are yours supose to come in? I think I want 1! Hopefully the hospital will use it. They only stay on for like a day anyway right?

Pampered Mama 12-31-2011 03:54 PM

Re: Umbilical Cord Rings
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KimKim (Post 14366660)
When are yours supose to come in? I think I want 1! Hopefully the hospital will use it. They only stay on for like a day anyway right?

These stay on until the cord falls off- it is totally unobtrusive, unlike the big yellow clamps!

I already got mine :-)


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