To determine the short and long term effects of placental transfusion at birth by milking
and delayed cord clamping of the umbilical cord in neonates born between 24 weeks 0 days and
34 weeks 0 days weeks' gestation.
This study is intended to be a randomized controlled trial comparing immediate cord clamping
which represents the current standard of care at Oklahoma University Medical Center with
delayed cord clamping among preterm neonates born between 24 weeks and 34 weeks 0 days
weeks' gestation. Allocation sequence will be generated by simple randomization using
random number table in the stratum 24-28 weeks 6 days and 29 weeks to 34 weeks 0 days weeks'
- Singleton pregnancies
- Signed consent to participate in the trial
- Major fetal anomaly or known fetal chromosomal abnormalities
- Multiple gestation
- Mothers with pregestational and gestational diabetes
- Refusal to participate in the trial