Bedside resuscitation of newborns with an intact umbilical cord: Experiences of midwives from British Columbia

Level 1 evidence supports the practice of delayed cord clamping, and many physicians and midwives consider it routine care when delivering vigorous, term neonates. However, scarce research exists regarding the risks or benefits of delayed cord clamping for infants needing resuscitation with positive pressure ventilation. Nonetheless, some midwives in British Columbia already practice intact cord resuscitation (ICR) at planned home births and in the hospital in order to facilitate delayed cord clamping for infants who need resuscitation.

 

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