Risk of Severe Postpartum Hemorrhage in Low-Risk Childbearing Women in New Zealand: Exploring the Effect of Place of Birth and Comparing Third Stage Management of Labor

Deborah Davis, Sally Baddock, Sally Pairman, Marion Hunter, Cheryl Benn, Jacqui Anderson, Lesley Dixon, Peter Herbison

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Abstract

Primary postpartum hemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity internationally. Research comparing physiological (expectant) and active management of the third stage of labor favors active management, although studies to date have focused on childbirth within hospital settings, and the skill levels of birth attendants in facilitating physiological third stage of labor have been questioned.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-105
Number of pages8
JournalBirth
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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