Effect of timing of umbilical cord clamping and other strategies to influence placental transfusion at preterm birth on maternal and infant outcomes.

@article{Rabe2012EffectOT,
  title={Effect of timing of umbilical cord clamping and other strategies to influence placental transfusion at preterm birth on maternal and infant outcomes.},
  author={Heike Rabe and Jos{\'e} Luis D{\'i}az-Rossello and Lelia Duley and Therese Dowswell},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={CD003248}
}
BACKGROUND Optimal timing for clamping the umbilical cord at preterm birth is unclear. Early clamping allows for immediate transfer of the infant to the neonatologist. Delaying clamping allows blood flow between the placenta, the umbilical cord and the baby to continue. The blood which transfers to the baby between birth and cord clamping is called placental transfusion. Placental transfusion may improve circulating volume at birth, which may in turn improve outcome for preterm infants… CONTINUE READING
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