Letters Rushing to clamp umbilical cord

Until safety and benefit are proved, better not to rush

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d125 (Published 11 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d125
  1. Andrew D Weeks, senior lecturer in obstetrics1
  1. 1University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  1. aweeks{at}liv.ac.uk

In my editorial quoted by Hutchon,1 2 I recommended that it was better not to rush into clamping the cord. I pointed out that early cord clamping is not as benign an intervention as it may seem, and that there was increasing evidence of harm, especially in premature babies. …

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