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  • :domesticgoddess: :domesticgoddess:'s Avatar 10-08-05 | 02:51 PM
  • Does anyone know why for a homebirth they always say to "boil water"?
  • babyMarksMom babyMarksMom's Avatar 10-08-05 | 05:10 PM
  • yep! the idea was to sterilize the scissors for cutting the cord and the tie/shoelace for tying off the cord.
  • bjlmom bjlmom's Avatar 10-10-05 | 12:00 AM
  • I was gonna say because in the old days the knife or scissors to cut the cord would be regularly used household items so they would have to be sterilized....and could be to make them hotter so that they could cut easier???
  • belle81 belle81's Avatar 10-12-05 | 11:59 AM
  • I always figured it was just something to keep the men busy and from being underfoot.

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