The benefits of delayed cord clamping are well known, and long known, yet it seems DCC (delayed cord clamping) is only just recently making it into Midwifery and Obstetric practice. As a Mama, depending on your care provider and birth location, you may need to bold, highlight, and underline this one on your birth plan/preferences, and get savvy about the supporting research.
I’m not saying you need to be ready for a fight, but be mindful that evidence-based practices can take some time to become the norm in maternity care. Ten years ago, we were taught to clamp and cut the cord immediately – it’s just what we did. When I look through the studies, I find evidence to the benefits of delayed cord clamping from further back than this, yet we’d never heard of it, so we didn’t do it. This is why I value the saying “once we know better, we can do better”.