Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with an Intact Umbilical Cord

Neoreviews. 2022 Jun 1;23(6):e388-e399. doi: 10.1542/neo.23-6-e388.


The body of literature supporting different umbilical management strategies has increased over the past decade as the role of cord management in neonatal transition is realized. Multiple international governing bodies endorse delayed cord clamping, and this practice is now widely accepted by obstetricians and neonatologists. Although term and preterm neonates benefit in some ways from delayed cord clamping, additional research on variations in this practice, including resuscitation with an intact cord, aim to find the optimal cord management practice that reduces mortality and major morbidities.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Neonatologists
  • Umbilical Cord*