Dads, did you cut the umbilical cord?

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    Did you cut the umbilical cord on your newborn infant?

    What is the purpose of this fad?

    Is it some symbolic move supposed to cut the bond between the mother and the child? We know that that doesn't work.

    If you did it, why?
     
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    I did it because I wanted to. It was cool. I caught my daughter when she popped out.
    She looked like a cross between Yoda and my mother in law.
     
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    I cut it on my daughter but not my son. His placenta decided it wanted to come out before him which caused a bloody mess. I drove my wife to the nearest hospital and he was born by Cesarean section.

    Why? they asked if I wanted too. I said sure. I never thought about the symbolism of the task.
     
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    i dont remember if they let him or not....i will ask him when i see him
     
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    I did, because they asked if I wanted to do it. I can't visualize it, so it must not have been that important.
     
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    Such an odd thread.
     
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    First daughter's birth.
    V-Birth and the female doctor hands me some scissors and says "Cut the cord".
    I look at her and say, "That's what I'm paying you for".

    Second daughter's birth.
    C-section. Same doctor tries to get me to pass out by showing me guts. Or maybe it was just a distraction from the distressed birth.
    I didn't cut the cord then either.
     
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    YOU caught her? Were you at a birthing center?
     
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    Interesting. THEY asked you?
     
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    Is it really a "fad"?
    Been going on over 20 years.
     

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