The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has updated its recommendation on delayed cord clamping, expanding the recommendation of delayed cord clamping for both term and preterm infants. From the committee opinion: “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.” This recommendation is consistent with the current edition of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Reference: Delayed umbilical cord clamping after birth. Committee Opinion No. 684. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2017;129:e5–10.