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Optimal cord clamping


An increasing amount of scientific evidence confirms that the timing of umbilical cord clamping after birth has an impact on a range of short- and long-term outcomes for the baby.

Learning aims and objectives

This resource aims to provide midwives and midwifery students with information they can use in practice to inform women and colleagues about the effects on neonatal outcomes of the timing of umbilical cord clamping.

Keywords and linking topics

Intrapartum care, delayed cord clamping, optimal cord clamping

The questions that follow will enable you to assess your knowledge surrounding optimal cord clamping. Select the answer that you believe to be correct. This will be marked and then move on to the next question. If you wish, at the end, you can return for a further attempt at the questions. Upon correct completion of the questions, you can download and/or print a certificate for use in your portfolio.

Section 13.3.6 (pages 667-95) of the NICE clinical guideline 190 Intrapartum care, will help you to answer the questions, as will the TPM article by Busellato and Bayes (2016).

On completion of the module, you will be able to download and save or print a certificate to include in your CPD/ revalidation portfolio