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Join Concord Talk by Professor Stuart Hooper on February 2nd at 10:00am CET. Don't cut the cord until the baby is ready, the science behind umbilical cord management. Professor Stuart Hooper is professor of physiology in fetal and neonatal health. He is the Director of Research at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Monash University and is Center Head of the Ritchie Centre. In this Talk, Prof. Hooper will educate us on the physiology of transition and the science behind the timing of umbilical cord clamping, built on research performed by his institute and completed with
Much has been written on the topic of cord clamping. There is delayed cord clamping of course but institutions differ on the recommended duration. Thirty seconds, one minute or two or even sometimes three have been advocated for but in the end do we really know what is right? Then there is also the possibility of cord milking which has gained variable traction over the years. A recent review was published here. Take the Guessing Out of the Picture? Up until the time of birth there is very little pulmonary blood flow. Typically
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