Changes in Cardiac Output During Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping
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Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended a delay of 30-60 seconds in umbilical cord clamping for all newborn infants. This delay allows the newborn to receive his/her own blood from the placenta (placental transfusion) which helps their transition in the first hours of life. The purpose of the study is to learn about the amount of blood flow to and from the baby's heart during normal newborn transition
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Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 1 Minute (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Healthy full term infants delivered by vaginal birth with an estimated gestational age of 37+1 to 41+6 weeks corrected gestational age
Healthy full term infants
Delivered by vaginal birth
Estimated gestational age of 37+0to 41+6 weeks corrected gestational age
Known fetal anomalies (including cardiac defects).
Instrumentation during delivery (forceps or vacuum)
Non-reducible nuchal cord during delivery.
Any maternal or neonatal indication requiring immediate cord clamping.