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Delivery room temperature

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I want to ask from group what is the recommendation (WHO or AAP or European) about maintaining delivery room temperature or OR temperature. I know that it is 26 degree celsius, but what about those countries where summer is much hotter like mine in Dubai, Saudi arabia etc . I know countries where there is winters most of the times even sitting in 26 degree feels good but in hot countries it is very difficult to sit at room temperature of 26.

Any evidence in this regards will be much appreciated.

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  • 5 months later...

For infants below GA of 28 weeks the delivery room temperature should be 26° C at least (ILCOR). Hyperthermia is definitely not good for any child. I have recently been to Vietnam with an average temp inside of about 32-36°C and have just asked that question to one of the Peadiatricians working with Neonatal Care. They have not observed abnormal high core body temperatures in there infants despite high environmental temp. What about doing a little observational study? Just check you infants core temperature.

All the best


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Hi from Texas, hope to find you all well

We try here to keep the rooms at about 72 degrees which is 25-26 degress celsius but it does get hot here and some times it is warmer in our delivery rooms. we use bothe nrp and stable to get our infants stabalized as quick as possible.

here are some articles and the who guidelines, you can also pull up standards from awohnn and aap (american academy of pediatrics)

Effect of delivery room temperature on the admission temperature of ...www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22858889You +1'd this publicly. Undo

by YS Jia - 2012 - Related articles

Aug 2, 2012 – Effect of delivery room temperature on the admission temperature of premature infants: a randomized controlled trial. Jia YS, Lin ZL, Lv H, Li YM ...


Thermal Protection of the Newborn: - libdoc.who.int - World Health ...whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/1997/WHO_RHT_MSM_97.2.pdfYou +1'd this publicly. Undo

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Optimal room temperatures for newborns at delivery are very warm by adult standards. Therefore adults should not determine the delivery room temperature ...

Hope this helps


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