Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord for at least 30 to 60 seconds at birth of vigorous term and preterm babies is now recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Our maternity nursing expert, Molly Killion, explains the rationale for this practice change.
Molly Killion is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Birth Center, University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco, CA. Ms. Killion can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The author declares no conflict of interest.