Delayed cord clamping during deliveries with meconium-stained amniotic fluid

Early Hum Dev. 2023 Apr;179:105753. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2023.105753. Epub 2023 Mar 15.


In this cohort study of deliveries affected with meconium, the perinatal factors that were significantly associated with non-performance of delayed cord clamping were primigravida, maternal diabetes, chorioamnionitis, rupture of membranes ≥18 h, assisted vaginal delivery, cesarean section, breech presentation, thick meconium, fetal distress and nonvigorous status of the newborn.

Keywords: Delayed cord clamping; Meconium-stained amniotic fluid; Neonatal resuscitation; Perinatal factors; Placental transfusion.

MeSH terms

  • Amniotic Fluid
  • Cesarean Section
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Meconium*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*
  • Umbilical Cord Clamping