Committee Opinion No. 684: Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping After Birth.

  • Published 2017 in Obstetrics and gynecology

Abstract

Delayed umbilical cord clamping appears to be beneficial for term and preterm infants. In term infants, delayed umbilical cord clamping increases hemoglobin levels at birth and improves iron stores in the first several months of life, which may have a favorable effect on developmental outcomes. There is a small increase in jaundice that requires… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001860

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