Delayed umbilical cord clamping – benefits and risks

Authors: T. Fait 1,2 ;  J. Janota 1
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika 2. LF UK a FN Motol, Praha 1;  Katedra zdravotnických studií, VŠP Jihlava 2
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2022; 87(6): 424-426
Category: Review Article
doi: 10.48095/cccg2022424


Delayed umbilical cord clamping is a standard procedure for active management of the 3rd stage of labour. There are benefits associated with more than a 30 second delay, but 1 minute is usually recommended. For newborns, increased iron reserves are important having a positive impact on further development. A reduction in the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis and intraventricular hemorrhage is often reported in preterm births. In delayed umbilical cord clamping, no increased maternal blood loss was recorded, even in multiple pregnancies and caesarean sections.


Postpartum hemorrhage – delayed umbilical cord clamping – milking – intraventricular hemorrhage


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