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Mar 12 2012

Dude Week: Why Should Dads Cut the Cord?

By at 12:44 pm

ribbon cutting ceremonyMy second child, a daughter, was born two months ago. As my wife prepared to deliver the baby and the doctor readied the room, there was only one thing for me to do: remind everyone, once again, that I would not be cutting the umbilical cord.

I have no idea when the practice of paternal cord cutting was introduced, but it seems pretty obvious that it’s an attempt to give the father a role in the birthing process.

And herein lies my aversion to the practice. Read the rest of this entry →


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