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Delayed cord clamping didn’t drop maternal hemoglobin in term cesarean deliveries

Purisch S. et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jan;220(1):S37-38, Abstract 47

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.