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Feature Christmas 2012: Evolution of Practice

Push, pull, squeeze, clamp: 100 years of changes in the management of the third stage of labour as described by Ten Teachers

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8270 (Published 19 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8270

Re: Push, pull, squeeze, clamp: 100 years of changes in the management of the third stage of labour as described by Ten Teachers

The illustration purporting to show the method of bimanual compression of the uterus is not that at all. What it is illustrating is the method to replace an acute inversion of the uterus!

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 December 2012
Stephen H Raymond
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania
Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia