Delayed cord clamping does not affect umbilical cord blood gas analysis

AbstractBackgroundAlthough delayed umbilical cord clamping has been shown to have significant benefits for both term and preterm infants, currently, data on its impact on blood gas analysis have been scant and conflicting.MethodsIn a retrospective review, we compared the demographic characteristics and blood gas parameters of 114 delayed cord clamping (DCC —births between 45 and 90 s in length; 109 being for 60 s) versus 407 early cord clamping births (ECC—immediately after delivery) collected over a 1-year period. Intrapartum care and timing of cord clamping for individual cases were performed at the discretion of obstetricians. The differences were assessed for statistical and clinical significance.ResultsThe DCC group was found to have significantly higher mean Apgar scores at both 1 and 5  min (p 
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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