The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released an updated Committee Opinion "Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping After Birth" which provides a revised recommendation to the previous statement that was released in 2012. The current recommendation is to wait at least 30-60 seconds.
By Mark Sloan, M.D.Last fall, Dr. Mark Sloan wrote an extremely well-received post on Science & Sensibility, Common Objections to Delayed Cord Clamping; What's the Evidence Say? that both professionals and consumers could use to understand and discuss the benefits of delayed cord clamping.
Today’s guest post is written by Dr. Mark Sloan, pediatrician and author of Birth Day: A Pediatrician Explores the Science, the History and the Wonder of Childbirth. Dr. Sloan shares information and current research on delayed cord clamping after birth, in a helpful Q&A style format that consumers
Consider the Source is a new series of interviews with prominent researchers working to improve the health outcomes of women and infants around the time of childbirth.A member of the faculty at the University Rhode Island, Judith Mercer, PhD, CNM, FACNM, is the Principal Investigator on a randomized