When it comes to birth plans, most mums-to-be consider things such as pain relief options and skin-to-skin contact. Others have preferences for music, lighting and other environmental factors.
But now some mums are adding another item to their list: what kind of umbilical clamp they would like to use on their baby.
These homemade clamps are designed to be tied to the baby’s umbilical cord, with the decorative part hanging outside the baby’s nappy, explains midwife Amanda Bude from Groovy Babies.
Amanda Bude explains this trend has emerged for a number of reasons, saying some parents are concerned about the potential “discomfort” of a plastic clamp against their baby’s skin. Others “simply don’t want plastic” on their baby.
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