FIGO good practice recommendations on delayed umbilical cord clamping Article

Bianchi, A, Jacobsson, B, Mol, BW et al. (2021). FIGO good practice recommendations on delayed umbilical cord clamping . 155(1), 34-36. 10.1002/ijgo.13841



cited authors

  • Bianchi, A; Jacobsson, B; Mol, BW; Jacobsson, B; Simpson, JL; Norman, J; Grobman, W; Munjanja, S; González, CMV; Shennan, A

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abstract

  • Delayed cord clamping in the first minute in preterm infants born before 34 weeks of gestation improves neonatal hematologic measures and may reduce mortality without increasing any other morbidity. In term-born babies, it also seems to improve both the short- and long-term outcomes and shows favorable scores in fine motor and social domains. However, there is insufficient evidence to show what duration of delay is best. The current evidence supports not clamping the cord before 30 seconds for preterm births. Future trials could compare different lengths of delay. Until then, a period of 30 seconds to 3 minutes seems justified for term-born babies.

publication date

  • October 1, 2021

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 34

end page

  • 36

volume

  • 155

issue

  • 1