Academic OB argues for delayed cord clamping

December 6th, 2009

The standard practice at hospital births I have attended has been to cut the umbilical cord as soon as possible after the baby is born. Even when parents express a desire for delayed cord clamping, it is cut probably 15 seconds after birth, at the longest. Finally, an OB comes out in favor of delayed cord clamping. Here’s his article, supported by many studies. Make your own decision.