Delay in umbilical cord clamping supported by ACOG committee

11/30/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

A 30- to 60-second delay in clamping the umbilical cord leads to better outcomes for preterm infants, but research is less clear about the effects on term infants, according to an opinion by ACOG's Committee on Obstetric Practice. The opinion said the most important benefit in preterm infants is the possibility that intraventricular hemorrhaging can by reduced by almost 50%.

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