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delayed cord clamping - PubMed - NCBI

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Optimal timing of cord clamping for the prevention of iron deficiency anaemia in infants

At the time of birth, an infant is still attached to the mother via the umbilical cord, which is part of the placenta. The infant is usually separated from the placenta by clamping the umbilical cord.

Study Finds Benefits in Delaying Severing of Umbilical Cord

In most hospital delivery rooms, doctors routinely clamp and sever the umbilical cord less than a minute after an infant's birth, a practice thought to reduce the risk of maternal hemorrhaging.