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RMJ. 2018; 43(3): 436-439


Effect on fetal hemoglobin and haematocrit level at 6 hours of life in cord clamping at 1 and 2 Minutes

Sahar Hanif Rao, Kinza Alam, Rubina Kousar, Tahir Ahmad Munir, Inam Qadir Javed, Muhammad Bilal.

Abstract
Objective: This article seeks to investigate if delayed cord clamping can prevent iron deficiency anemia.
Methodology: This Randomised controlled trial was conducted at department of obstetrics and gynecology, Robina Mubbashar Hospital (MRH) and Mohiuddin Teaching Hospital (MOTH) Mirpur, AJK from February 2016 to August 2017. A total of 218 inducted females were divided into groups A and B. The cord was clamped at 1 minute in group A while in group B clamping was delayed till 2 minutes after delivery. Neonatal hemoglobin (Hb) and hematocrit (Hct) were done 6 hours after birth. Data were analysed with SPSS version 16.
Results: Mean age of study group was 25.663.13 years. There were 56% male and 44% females in group A, while 38.5% male and 61.5% female in group B. The neonatal Hb and Hct levels in group A were 15.900.33 and 46.900.55, compared to 17.280.31 and 50.701.41 in group B (p<0.05). A non-significant trend (p>0.05) was seen between group A and B regarding gestational age and parity with neonatal Hct and Hb. The female age, BMI and mode of delivery showed significant difference (p<0.05) with neonatal Hct and Hb.
Conclusion: The delayed cord clamping at 2 minutes had higher neonatal Hct and Hb levels compared to cord clamping at 1 minute but no effect of maternal, gestational age and parity on these neonatal levels. Delayed cord clamping is thus the recommended practice unless other circumstances dictate a different course of action.

Key words: Delayed cord clamping, Neonatal haematocrit, Neonatal haemoglobin


 
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Rao SH, Alam K, Kousar R, Munir TA, Javed IQ, Bilal M. Effect on fetal hemoglobin and haematocrit level at 6 hours of life in cord clamping at 1 and 2 Minutes. RMJ. 2018; 43(3): 436-439.


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Rao SH, Alam K, Kousar R, Munir TA, Javed IQ, Bilal M. Effect on fetal hemoglobin and haematocrit level at 6 hours of life in cord clamping at 1 and 2 Minutes. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=284373 [Access: September 22, 2018].


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Rao SH, Alam K, Kousar R, Munir TA, Javed IQ, Bilal M. Effect on fetal hemoglobin and haematocrit level at 6 hours of life in cord clamping at 1 and 2 Minutes. RMJ. 2018; 43(3): 436-439.



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Rao SH, Alam K, Kousar R, Munir TA, Javed IQ, Bilal M. Effect on fetal hemoglobin and haematocrit level at 6 hours of life in cord clamping at 1 and 2 Minutes. RMJ. (2018), [cited September 22, 2018]; 43(3): 436-439.



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Rao, S. H., Alam, K., Kousar, R., Munir, T. A., Javed, I. Q. & Bilal, M. (2018) Effect on fetal hemoglobin and haematocrit level at 6 hours of life in cord clamping at 1 and 2 Minutes. RMJ, 43 (3), 436-439.



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Rao, Sahar Hanif, Kinza Alam, Rubina Kousar, Tahir Ahmad Munir, Inam Qadir Javed, and Muhammad Bilal. 2018. Effect on fetal hemoglobin and haematocrit level at 6 hours of life in cord clamping at 1 and 2 Minutes. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (3), 436-439.



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Rao, Sahar Hanif, Kinza Alam, Rubina Kousar, Tahir Ahmad Munir, Inam Qadir Javed, and Muhammad Bilal. "Effect on fetal hemoglobin and haematocrit level at 6 hours of life in cord clamping at 1 and 2 Minutes." Rawal Medical Journal 43 (2018), 436-439.



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Rao, Sahar Hanif, Kinza Alam, Rubina Kousar, Tahir Ahmad Munir, Inam Qadir Javed, and Muhammad Bilal. "Effect on fetal hemoglobin and haematocrit level at 6 hours of life in cord clamping at 1 and 2 Minutes." Rawal Medical Journal 43.3 (2018), 436-439. Print.



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Rao, S. H., Alam, K., Kousar, R., Munir, T. A., Javed, I. Q. & Bilal, M. (2018) Effect on fetal hemoglobin and haematocrit level at 6 hours of life in cord clamping at 1 and 2 Minutes. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (3), 436-439.




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