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Postnatal tips — doula tips

From Cord Stump to Belly Button: 3 tips for natural care

Posted by Kristin Beckedahl - Naturopath, Childbirth Educator, Doula on

So, the birth is now over. You've entered the land of lost time known as baby gazing. You stare at the amazing reminder on your baby's tummy of your recent and incredible in utero connection: the cord stump. The once life line. The once power cord between you, placenta and baby. Then the mama brain kicks in: What do I do with it? Does it hurt my baby to move it? Can I get it wet? Can I take that hard, plastic clamp off? How long does it take to fall off? Is that colour normal? The cord stump: At some point...

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