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Is anyone's DH not going to cut the cord?
Mine doesnt want to and I dont blame him!!!
I doubt mine will. He didn't with the first, but that was an unplanned C-section and he would only stay at my head.
He is squeamish when it comes to needles and blood.
I'm okay with whatever he is comfortable with.
Mine didn't last time and I'm sure he won't this time.
I have a feeling that will be a game day decision.
I don't care either way though. I don't think I would!
Our plan with DS#1 was no, but when the time came the nurses/doctors shoved it at him and he did it.
The plan was also for him to stay up by my head, but that didn't work either. There wasn't room.
wrhodes09:Mine has already declared that he will not be cutting the cord. He has the "Nobody helps me do my job, and i'm not helping the doctor do his/hers" mindset.
I'm not sure I get this mindset..it's not as if the doctors need/want the help. It's just if it's something the father wants to do, it's allowed. I don't think there's a right or wrong here, just personal preference, but I really don't get why he'd think he's "helping" the medical staff do their job.
ourkybaby:Mine isn't, he doesn't do well with blood and stuff period so I'm just hopefully he makes it through the delivery w/o passing out, so cutting the cord isn't even an option!!
My DH was not interested in it at ALL. I told him to keep an open mind and just decide when the moment comes. Well he refused, lol. He won't cut it this time either.
I don't really care either way.
Carter 7.18.08 | Brynn 5.24.10 | Reid 9.10.12 | Emerson Mae EDD: 1.30.14
mopsie: I asked my friend who's an OB resident and she said only about 25% of the dads cut the cord.
Wow, interesting. I had no idea. DH will, he's a Doctor and has delivered babies many times during med school (though he's not an OB). I think he'd even help 'catch' if they let him but I might prefer him up at my head helping me. We'll see - we'll go with the flow, I guess.