Journal of Neonatal Biology

Journal of Neonatal Biology
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0897



Umbilical Cord Clamping Time in Premature Infants

Ayse Sevim Gokalp, Ayla Gunlemez and Demet Oguz

This paper provides a brief overview of benefits of delayed cord clamping according to the early clamping after birth. Introduction: Optimal timing of cord clamping has long been a controversial issue. Recently many studies have shown that delayed cord clamping leads to remarkable decreases in risks of morbidity such as intraventricular haemorrhage, necrotising enterocolitis, hypoperfusion, need for transfusion and optimal haemoglobin haematocrit levels in preterm infants. Conclusion: Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord will ensure more positive outcomes in preterm neonates.