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Flashcards in Normal Labour and Delivery (inc 3rd stage active Mx) Deck (5):
1

What are signs of placental separation?

- Gush of blood
- Lengthening of umbilical cord
- anterior cephalad mvt of uterine funds
- uterus becomes firmer and globular

2

What does active management of the 3rd stage involve?

- Uterotonic administration prior to placental delivery
- Controlled cord traction after early cord clamping
- Uterine massage

3

Complications of incorrect cord traction?

- Cord avulsion
- Uterine inversion

4

What are the major complications the the third stage of labour?

- PPH
- Retained placenta
- Uterine inversion

5

When should uterotinic agent first be administered? Why?

Following delivery of anterior foetal shoulder. So as not to exacerbated shoulder dystocia if present