For babies who are born healthy, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends to delay cord clamping . It means that the umbilical cord is not clamped immediately after birth but after waiting one to three minutes. That way, the baby is still connected to the placenta and receives oxygen rich blood and essential nutrients.
However, ill or preterm born babies often require immediate care and are therefore removed from the mother. This is where Concord Neonatal, a start-up from the Netherlands, come into play: they just introduced a new solution, Concord, that enables caregivers to provide care immediately after birth with the umbilical cord still intact until the baby is stable and breathing on its own.
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