Procedures done in the delivery room after a normal vaginal delivery
What happens in the delivery room after a normal vaginal delivery
After your baby is delivered , her umbilical cord will still be attached to the placenta. The cord may continue to pulsate for several minutes , supplying the baby with oxygen while she establishes her breathing. The cord will be clamped and cut once that pulsing stops. The baby feels no pain during the clamping because there are no nerves in the cord.
The clamp will remain in place for about 24 to 48 hours or until it is dry and no longer bleeding. The stump which remains after the clamp is removed will fall off sometime between one and three weeks after delivery.