Over 100,000 Preterm babies can be saved Each Year
How can premature babies be saved?
Giving babies just 1 more minute of attachment to the mother by delaying Cord Clamping would save 7800 or more preterm babies lives in the US alone – Each Year
Researchers at the University of Sydney have found that delaying the clamping of a premature baby’s umbilical cord by 60 seconds can dramatically increase its chances of survival. Professor Roger Soll of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, co-author of the APTS. (Source: smh.com.au)
That’s over 7800 families could be saved from going through the heartbreak of losing a newborn child.
That would be over 100,000 preemies lives saved per year worldwide – each year
Simplicity of the Idea for Preterm babies
- “The great thing is that delayed clamping can be applied immediately anywhere in the world, it doesn’t need sophisticated systems, and many thousands more can live,”says Professor William Tarnow-Mordi from the study. (Source: smh.com.au)
- ”Delayed umbilical cord clamping is associated with significant neonaintal benefits in preterm infants, including improved transitional circulation and better establishment of red blood cell volume decreased need for blood transfusion,”(Source: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
Did you know: 10% of all babies born are preterm. (source: cdc.gov)
Delayed cord clamping has a distinguished effect on premature babies, as they need as much blood as they could get.
What are Premature babies?
- a Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is the birth of a baby at fewer than 37 weeks gestational age. These babies are known as preemies.
- Premature birth is a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the baby’s estimated due date. In other words, a premature birth is one that occurs before the start of the 37th week of pregnancy. … Very preterm, born at less than 32 weeks of pregnancy. Extremely preterm, born at or before 25 weeks of pregnancy,”(mayoclinic.org)