The protocol for clamping the cord "immediately after birth" is included
in a book by Turrentine JE,
Clinical Protocols in Obstetrics and
Gynecology, Second Edition
, 2003, with the following instructions:
(1)   Doubly clamp cord segment (10-20 cm) immediately after
birth in all deliveries, and place on table.
(2)  pH and acid-base determinations indicated for:
- prematurity
- meconium
- nuchal cord
- low Apgar scores (< 7 at 5 minutes)
- abnormal antepartum fetal heart tracing
- any serious problem with delivery or neonate's condition
(3)  If unable to obtain cord specimen, aspirate artery on
chorionic surface of placenta
(4)   Discard cord segment if 5 minute Apgar score satisfactory
and newborn stable/vigorous
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Notes
FNPS 2006


What outcomes
have been followed
for these infants?