Table 1

Fetal characteristics for each group reported in mean±SD

n% MaleWeight (kg)HbSctO2%pHPaCO2 PaO2
UCMwoPR6503.1±0.413.5±1.345±87.28±0.0652±222±6
UCMwPR10603.3±0.413.2±148±87.29±0.0555±628±5
PBCC7433.2±0.612.2±0.849±17.23±0.0556±523±6
Immediate UCC6503.2±0.712.2±0.650±27.29±0.0651±225±9
  • There were no baseline differences between groups.

  • PaO2, arterial oxygen tension; Hb, haemoglobin; PBCC, physiological-based cord clamping; SctO2%, cerebral oxygenation; UCC, immediate cord clamping; UCMwPR, umbilical cord milking with placental refill; UCMwoPR, umbilical cord milking without placental refill.