Management of Third Stage of Labour, with Particular Reference to Reduction of Feto-Maternal TransfusionBr Med J 1972; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5802.721 (Published 18 March 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;1:721
- O. A. Ladipo
Methods of management of the third stage of labour were compared in 200 cases, noting the effect on feto-maternal transfusion. The incidence of feto-maternal transfusion was found to be 66% in cases managed in the orthodox manner, compared with 33% in those in whom free cord bleeding was allowed. The magnitude of transplacental bleeding was also less when bleeding was allowed.