For mobile users: "Delayed cord clamping causes anemia."
I kid you not, this is what my OB said to me when we went over my birth plan at my 24-week app't yesterday. She objected to delayed cord clamping because, and this is pretty much a direct quote, in her experience, babies ended up anemic after DCC and I would just have to trust her on this. (Huh????) I thought this was utterly ridiculous and gave her an article countering the objections to DCC written by Mark Sloan (an MD and pediatrician who wrote the book Birth Story).
My problem is, I don't know how to try and persuade her, because I can't exactly tell her that her experience is wrong. I think she may be attributing the anemia she observed to DCC when in fact it was due to something ELSE. I posted a while back about my concerns with her and wondered if I should switch to a midwife. After this conversation, I am really at a loss. If she won't budge, I think this may be a deal-breaker that would cause me to look for a new provider.
Thoughts, insights, advice, anyone with a similar experience? I am very frustrated and confused right now.