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Delayed cord clamping may also be beneficial in rich settings

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39030.733715.3A (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 DJRHutchon@Postmaster.co.uk

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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