- Secure Closure: The umbilical cord clamp is designed to securely close the umbilical cord, preventing any bleeding and potential infection risks.
- Sterile Material: The clamp is typically made from sterile materials to minimize the risk of introducing bacteria or pathogens during the cord-clamping process.
- Disposable or Reusable: Umbilical cord clamps are available in both disposable and reusable options, catering to different medical settings and preferences.
- Non-Slip Grip: The clamp is designed with a non-slip surface or gripping mechanism, ensuring a firm hold on the umbilical cord to prevent accidental displacement.
- Easy Application: Umbilical cord clamps are designed for straightforward application by medical professionals, promoting efficiency during the neonatal care process.
- Cord Clamping: The primary use of the umbilical cord clamp is to seal and clamp the umbilical cord after the baby’s birth, facilitating the safe separation from the placenta.
- Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage: By clamping the umbilical cord, the blood flow between the baby and the placenta is interrupted, reducing the risk of postpartum hemorrhage in the mother.
- Ensuring Hygiene: The umbilical cord clamp helps to maintain a hygienic environment during childbirth and prevents the introduction of infections through the umbilical cord.
- Newborn Care: After clamping the cord, the remaining portion is trimmed, leaving a stump that requires care and monitoring until it naturally falls off after a few days.