Skin-to Skin Contact on Newborn Temperature
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02143193|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 20, 2014
Last Update Posted : August 23, 2018
This study will compare standard methods of stabilizing a newborn's temperature after birth with mother-infant skin-to-skin contact for stabilizing newborn temperature. The study will look at the effects of each warming method on the timing of newborns' initial bath and the effects on newborn initiation and percent weight loss by discharge.
The study will use a randomized controlled trial (RCT) design to test a clinical intervention at TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital. Study participants will be randomized to the intervention group (IG), which will implement mother-baby Skin-to-Skin (STS) immediately after vaginal birth, or to the control group (CG), which will receive standard care for newborn and mother immediately after vaginal birth.
This study will test the hypothesis that mother-baby STS contact implemented immediately after delivery for a minimum of the newborn's first 60 minutes and with a resumption of STS (if a 15-minute break in STS occurs at some point after the first hour) until the newborn's temperature stabilizes after the initial bath will result in:
- Improved newborn temperature stability and thermoregulation for newborns whether breast or formula-fed.
- Initiation of effective breastfeeding behavior within 90 minutes of birth and the addition of at least one more breastfeeding within four hours of birth for breastfed newborns.
- Avoidance of newborn weight loss of 10% or greater.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Pregnancy Skin to Skin Contact||Behavioral: Skin-to-Skin Contact||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||325 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||The Effects of Skin-to-Skin Contact on Newborn Temperature, Initial Bath and Early Breastfeefing|
|Study Start Date :||August 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2014|
Experimental: Skin to Skin Contact
implement mother-baby Skin-to-Skin contact immediately after vaginal birth
Behavioral: Skin-to-Skin Contact
No Intervention: Standard of Care
standard care for newborn and mother immediately after vaginal birth
- Time to temperature stabilization until initial bath [ Time Frame: one minute to 60 minutes after birth ]
- Time required for temperature re-stabilization after initial bath [ Time Frame: on minute after initial bath until baby reaches desired temperature ]
- Time to first breastfeeding [ Time Frame: 30 to 90 minutes after birth ]
- Percentage of Weight Loss During Hospitalization [ Time Frame: 24-72 hours ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02143193
|United States, Ohio|
|Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital|
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45220|
|Principal Investigator:||Karen Gromada, MSN, RN||TriHealth Inc.|