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Delay Umbilical Cord Clamping After Birth, Physicians Group Recommends

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Doctors shouldn't be too hasty to cut the umbilical cords of babies who've just been delivered, a physicians group says. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, in an opinion from its Committee on Obstetric Practice that was published on the ACOG website, said that instead of quickly clamping off the cord that connects the newborn to its placental sac, doctors should wait an additional 30 to 60 seconds. Those extra seconds for babies born at term are associated...

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