A Simple Way to Save Premature Babies

November 20, 2023

A doctor checking a baby with a stethoscope

(New York Times) – Shortly after a baby is born, doctors clamp the umbilical cord linking the infant to the placenta, which is still inside the mother’s uterus, and then cut it. New research shows that if doctors wait at least two minutes after the birth to clamp the cord, they significantly improve in-hospital survival rates for premature infants. (Read More)