Impact of Delayed Cord Clamping versus Umbilical Cord Milking on Neonatal and Maternal Outcomes

Sirin Mneimneh1*, Rana El Tal2, Morcheda Jomaa2, Nisreen Hamad2, Rola Yafawi2, Jihad Ezzeddine2, Mohamad Ali Itani2, Manal Hubeish2, Ahmad Salaheddine Naja1 & Mariam Rajab1

1Pediatric Depatment, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
2OB-GYN Department, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon

Dr. Sirin Mneimneh, Pediatric Depatment, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon.

Keywords: Newborns; Umbilical Cord Milking; Delay Cord Clamping


Delayed cord clamping (DCC) at delivery is currently recommended to increase neonatal hemoglobin levels and reduce the risk of infant anemia.
Given the benefits to most newborns and concordant with other professional organizations, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends a delay in umbilical cord clamping for at least 30-60 seconds after birth in vigorous term and preterm infants.
Although effects of umbilical cord milking (UCM) have been assessed in preterm neonates such evidence is sparse for term neonates.
To investigate the effects of DCC and UCM on the hematological, hemodynamic and clinical parameters of full term neonates, and the postpartum maternal hemoglobin reduction in vaginal and caesarean deliveries.

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