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Delayed cord clamping may also be beneficial in rich settings

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 16 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1073
  1. David J R Hutchon, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist
  1. 1Memorial Hospital, Darlington DL3 8QZ

Delayed cord clamping reduces infant anaemia in resource poor settings.1 There are, however, other implications, and neonatal anaemia is still important in developed countries. In Darlington we have a guideline to delay cord clamping for at least 40 seconds.2

It was a pragmatic decision to make 40 seconds the interval, and …

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