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Effect of timing of umbilical cord clamping of term infants on maternal and neonatal outcomes

  1. Susan J McDonald1,*,
  2. Philippa Middleton2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 23 APR 2008

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004074.pub2


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McDonald SJ, Middleton P. Effect of timing of umbilical cord clamping of term infants on maternal and neonatal outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004074. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004074.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    La Trobe University/Mercy Hospital for Women, Midwifery Professorial Unit, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    The University of Adelaide, ARCH: Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

*Susan J McDonald, Midwifery Professorial Unit, La Trobe University/Mercy Hospital for Women, Level 4, Room 4.071, 163 Studley Road, Heidelberg, Victoria, 3084, Australia. s.mcdonald@latrobe.edu.au. smcdonald3@mercy.com.au.

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  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 23 APR 2008

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[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 1 PPH/blood loss 500 ml or more.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 2 Severe PPH/blood loss 1000 ml or more.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 3 Mean blood loss (ml).
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 4 Maternal haemoglobin (g/dL) 24 to 72 hours postpartum.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 5 Need for blood transfusion.
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 6 Need for manual removal of placenta.
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 7 Length of third stage > 30 mins.
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 8 Length of third stage > 60 mins.
[Analysis 1.9]
Analysis 1.9. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 9 Need for therapeutic uterotonics.
[Analysis 1.10]
Analysis 1.10. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 10 Maternal ferritin (ug/L).
[Analysis 1.11]
Analysis 1.11. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 11 Apgar score < 7 at 5 mins.
[Analysis 1.12]
Analysis 1.12. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 12 Admission to SCN or NICU.
[Analysis 1.13]
Analysis 1.13. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 13 Admission for respiratory distress.
[Analysis 1.14]
Analysis 1.14. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 14 Respiratory distress.
[Analysis 1.15]
Analysis 1.15. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 15 Jaundice requiring phototherapy.
[Analysis 1.16]
Analysis 1.16. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 16 Clinical jaundice.
[Analysis 1.17]
Analysis 1.17. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 17 Polycythaemia.
[Analysis 1.18]
Analysis 1.18. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 18 Cord haemoglobin (g/dL).
[Analysis 1.19]
Analysis 1.19. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 19 Newborn haemoglobin (g/dL).
[Analysis 1.20]
Analysis 1.20. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 20 Infant haemoglobin at 24-48 hours (g/dL).
[Analysis 1.21]
Analysis 1.21. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 21 Infant haemoglobin at 2-4 months (g/dL).
[Analysis 1.22]
Analysis 1.22. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 22 Infant haemoglobin at 6 months (g/dL).
[Analysis 1.23]
Analysis 1.23. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 23 Infant haematocrit < 45% at 6 hours.
[Analysis 1.24]
Analysis 1.24. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 24 Infant haematocrit < 45% at 24-48 hours.
[Analysis 1.25]
Analysis 1.25. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 25 Infant haemoglobin > 2 SDs below 10.3 g/dL at 4 months.
[Analysis 1.26]
Analysis 1.26. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 26 Infant haemoglobin at 6 months.
[Analysis 1.27]
Analysis 1.27. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 27 Infant ferritin (ug/L).
[Analysis 1.28]
Analysis 1.28. Comparison 1 Early versus late cord clamping, Outcome 28 Exclusive breastfeeding.