How does delaying umbilical cord clamping for more than two minutes save premature babies from death?
Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping for More Than Two Minutes Can Save Lives of Millions of Premature Babies
Delaying umbilical cord clamping for more than two minutes after labor can reportedly save the lives of millions of premature babies more than the standard umbilical cord clamping of ten seconds, which mainly causes other premature babies’ deaths right after birth.
According to a report published in US News, health experts claimed that delaying umbilical cord clamping for over two minutes will allow blood to flow well while premature babies get used to breathing as the umbilical cord clamping makes time until their lungs are filled with air.
With the studies proving that delaying umbilical cord clamping is better than the standard process, delaying umbilical cord clamping needs the right equipment and proper training provided for doctors and midwives, who will conduct the process to ensure the safety of premature babies and the success of the procedure.
Ongoing Research Continues to Learn More About How Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Saves Premature Babies
However, health experts and researchers continued to study how delaying umbilical cord clamping is safe for premature babies’ lives to release final guidelines and recommendations about it, News Medical reported.