“The researchers looked at the births of almost 3,000 premature babies that were born before 37 weeks in 18 different clinical trials. They found that nearly one-third more of the babies born prematurely survived when their cord clamping was delayed after one minute. ACOG regulations currently recommend clamping between 30 and 60 seconds, with Dr. Brown saying that there most likely is not a benefit after 60 seconds according to existing data.
“Study co-author, Jonathan Morris, is with the University of Sydney and said this finding is significant because it’s such an easy thing to do to make a big impact.”
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