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Normal labour: third stage 

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date: 18 December 2018

Care during the third stage of labour 288

Physiological management of the third stage 290

Active management of the third stage 292

Assessing and repairing the perineum 294

Examining the placenta and membranes 298

The third stage of labour is potentially hazardous for the woman due to the increased risk of haemorrhage, particularly immediately following delivery of the placenta. Life-threatening haemorrhage occurs in approximately 1 per 1000 births. However, estimates of PPH vary widely—from 4% to 18%....

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