Umbilical cord clamping: Midwife's perspective at one of the regional general Hospitals of Gorontalo Province

Rindi Wulandari Sukarno 1, *, Dwi Izzati 2 and Euvaenggelia Dwilda F 2

1 Bachelor of Midwifery Student, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Indonesia.
2 Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Indonesia
Research Article
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 22(03), 1675–1685
Article DOI10.30574/wjarr.2024.22.3.1910
Publication history: 
Received on 16 May 2024; revised on 25 June 2024; accepted on 27 June 2024
The incidence of iron deficiency anemia in infants is a problem that often occurs in all countries, especially in developing countries, which is caused by visible dan invisible blood loss, decreased red blood cell production, premature cell destruction, premature birth, LBW, small gestational age, maternal anemia dan time of umbilical cord clamping. Delaying cord clamping by 1-3 minutes allows blood flow between the placenta dan neonate to continue, which can improve iron status in the baby for up to six months after birth. In Indonesia, 62.7% of births are attended by midwives, so the midwife's perception plays an important role in deciding when to clamp the umbilical cord during childbirth care.
Objectives: To determine the perception of midwives in one of the regional general hospitals of Gorontalo province regarding delays in clamping the umbilical cord.
Methods: This research uses a qualitative method with a phenomenological approach. Data collection was carried out on 7 informants using in-depth interviews dan the results of the interviews were analyzed using thematic analysis.
Results: There is a difference between the informant's perception dan the practice carried out by the informant regarding the delay in clamping the umbilical cord.
Conclusion: This difference in perception is caused by the informant's education which is dominated by DIII level, less than optimal training, experience during work, dan the work environment.
Anemia; Umbilical Cord; Delaying Umbilical Cord; Midwife
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