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Navel lace or navel clip what difference does it make?

posted 2020 Aug by

Many women in the world don't know that they have a choice of the type of material they use to clip the umbilical cord at birth.

Standardly, an umbilical cord clip is conjured up. This is included in your stall package which is sent to you by your health insurance company. This is a 6 cm clip that is also used to close sandwich bags.

A soft and durable alternative is to tie off the umbilical cord with the navel laces. The umbilical cord is knotted around the umbilical cord with two surgeons. I call this the umbilical cord for convenience. The umbilical cord is just as tight as an umbilical clip, because this knot is also used in surgery.

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

Tie the umbilical cord a little further away from the baby's belly so that there is room for the natural closing mechanism.

Do you have to tie the umbilical cord yourself?

Your midwife knows the surgeon's knot and can tie the umbilical cord for you. Discuss this with your midwife beforehand. Then she will know what your wishes are. The hospital also knows the surgeons' knot, so any midwife can do the same for you.

You can also choose to let your husband do this. Personally, my husband thought this was a nice and special moment to do it. Tying the navel laces.

How do you tie the navel laces?

First of all, it is always important to let the umbilical cord knock out as long as possible. The longer, the finer the start for your child.

What are you going to do?

Knoop 1 :

  1. Lay the navel laces around the umbilical cord
  2. You will knot the ends of the shoelace 2 times instead of once as with the beginning of your shoelace or flat knot.
  3. Tighten the knot with caution.
  4. Tighten the knot with caution.
  5. On top of the surgical knot, make another flat simple knot to fix it.

Knoop 2 :

  • Pull the lace ends to the bottom of the umbilical cord
  • Make a surgical knot here with the flat knot on top. Pull the knot with caution.
  • Cut the end of the umbilical cord to comfortable length and knot the end off.
  • Now the umbilical cord can be cut between the umbilical cord and placenta.

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