How does it work?
After a baby is born, the umbilical cord is clamped and cut. Some parents leave the umbilical cord attached for a certain amount of time prior to clamping, allowing more time for the cord blood to flow to their baby. While the opinions on optimal timing vary, it's always recommended to consult with your healthcare provider about your family's specific situation.
The best of both opportunities
CBR has the tools to help you preserve your baby’s cord blood and delay cord clamping. In our experience, healthcare providers have been able to collect a sufficient volume of cord blood for storage even when practicing delayed cord clamping.141
What does the science say?
As part of CBR's Quality Standard, we perform testing on every cord blood sample. Our Newborn Stem Cell Educators are available to discuss your family's options in the event that a cell count does not meet our standards.
In addition, families can preserve their baby's cord tissue, which is unaffected by delayed cord clamping.
This study from the New York Blood Center (the largest donor bank in the U.S.) indicates that delayed cord clamping of 30-60 seconds does not significantly diminish the cell count of cord blood collected for cryopreservation at a public cord blood bank.
What are parents saying?
"The potential benefits of delayed cord clamping for our son, who was born preterm, were important to us. We were so thankful that we were still able to collect his cord blood."
Erin T., mom & CBR client
How long should I delay clamping?
Talk to your healthcare provider to decide the right timing. Each mom and baby are unique, so they'll help you figure out what's best for your family.
"We know the value of the cord blood is more than just the timing of clamping the cord."
Dr. Bryan Jick
Preserve with CBR