Timing of placental delivery to prevent post-partum haemorrhage: Lessons learned from an abandoned randomised clinical trial

Pat Magann, Dorota Doherty, C.M. Briery, A. Niederhauser, J.C. Morrison

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    Abstract

    It has been recognised that, if the length of the third stage of labour exceeds 30 min, then there is an increased risk of a post-partum haemorrhage. Recent information has suggested that 18 min is the optimal time for removal of the undelivered placenta to prevent a post-partum haemorrhage. A randomised trial comparing 20 vs. 30 min was stopped after an interim analysis because only eight of 1607 patients' placentas had not delivered by 20 min. A third stage of labour that exceeded 10 min was observed to be significantly correlated with an increased risk of post-partum haemorrhage.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)549-551
    JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Volume46
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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