Key clinical point: Delayed, as opposed to immediate, cord clamping did not change maternal hemoglobin levels in planned, term cesarean deliveries.
Major finding: Hemoglobin levels fell by a mean of 1.78 g/dL for 56 women who had immediate cord clamping, whereas they dropped a mean of 1.85 g/dL for the 57 women who had delayed cord clamping (P = .69).
Study details: Prospective, randomized, controlled trial of 113 women undergoing planned, term cesarean delivery.
Disclosures: The study was funded by the Columbia Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow Research Foundation. Dr. Purisch reported that she has no conflicts of interest.
Purisch S. et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jan;220(1):S37-38, Abstract 47.