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    Researchers Say Umbilical Cords Being Cut too Early

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    The standard practice of clamping a baby’s umbilical cord within a minute of their birth has been determined by a research group from the Cochran library to be premature. The preferable amount of time was specified as several minutes.

    The standard practice of clamping a baby’s umbilical cord within a minute of their birth has been determined by a research group from the Cochran library to be premature.

    They assert that the removal of the cord too soon could result in the loss of needed iron and blood for the baby.

    The preferable amount of time was specified as several minutes.

    Waiting has shown to result in higher birth weights and up to six months of iron reserves.

    To reach their conclusions about the pros and cons involved in the delayed severing of the cord supply, the doctors reviewed 15 previous studies involving nearly 4 thousand women and their newborns.

    The reviews also clarified a long held misconception about umbilical cord removal and maternal health.

    Delayed clamping of the cord is believed by many medical professionals to subject the mother to risks of excessive blood loss and depleted hemoglobin.

    The group determined that the odds of that happening are the same either way.

    The World Health Organization already recommends the practice of waiting to clamp the umbilical cord for between 1 to 3 minutes.