Delayed cord clamping: Impact on fetal cord blood gas analysis

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2022 Apr;62(2):328-331. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13488. Epub 2022 Feb 7.

Abstract

Both delayed cord clamping (DCC) and cord blood gas (CBG) analysis are recommended practices for preterm births. However, the compliance rates remain lower than expected, with a DCC rate of only 48.9% and CBG sampling of 66.6% in the preterm cohort. DCC was associated with a significant reduction in success rate of paired CBG analysis in both the term and preterm cohort of 8.3% and 7.7% respectively. Our study highlights the difficulty in achieving both recommendations.

Keywords: blood gas analysis; delayed cord clamping; preterm birth; retrospective study; umbilical cord.

MeSH terms

  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • Calcium Gluconate
  • Delivery, Obstetric*
  • Female
  • Fetal Blood
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pregnancy
  • Umbilical Cord Clamping
  • Umbilical Cord*

Substances

  • Calcium Gluconate