In the name of god. Effect of Timing of Umbilical Cord Clamp on Newborns’ Iron Status and its Relation to Delivery Type. Archives of Iranian Medicine, Volume 13, Number 5, September 2010. Fariba Shirvani MD, Mitra Radfar MD, Mojgan Hashemieh MD, Mohamad Hossein Soltanzadeh MD ,
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hospital born newborns delivered by either vaginal or cesarean section and their mothers
Ninety percent of vaginal delivery cases were from the late cord clamping group, which was significantP<0.001).
were performed to rule out the effects of potentially confounding variables on infant Hct and Hgb at 48 hours postpartum.
mother’s age and weight,
infant birth weight,
and number of children in the family (P<0.01).
There was no significant difference in ferritin levels between the two groups (Table 2).
Simple linear regression analysis between the time of cutting the cord and newborn Hct and Hgb levels 48 hours postpartum showed a positive effect due to early cord clamping on newborn Hgb in the Loess scatter plot
Perhaps the most important finding is that the beneficial effects of late cord clamping appear to extend beyond the early neonatal period.
Documented results estimated a significant (47%) reduction in the risk of anemia and a 33% reduction in the risk of having deficient iron stores at ages two to three months that occur with late clamping.
Although this is of particular importance for developing countries in which anemia during infancy and childhood is highly prevalent, it is likely to have an important impact on all newborns, regardless of birth setting.
It’s our great pleasure to thank the staff and the Chief of the Delivery Center of Imam Hossein Hospital,
FaezehMaryamTajali for their assistance in this study.