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Controlled cord traction not essential in reducing risk of postpartum hemorrhage

Approximately one-quarter of all pregnancy- and delivery-related maternal deaths worldwide occur in India, most of which are caused by postpartum hemorrhage, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO recommends Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL), which includes several components: Key Point: Controlled cord traction is not… 

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Oral misoprostol is as effective as intravenous oxytocin in labor augmentation

Oral misoprostol is an effective agent to augment labor compared with intravenous oxytocin, according to a study published recently in Obstetrics & Gynecology. India has the largest number of births per year in the world, 27 million, with greater than 60% occurring at home, according to the World Health Organization…. 

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Practical advice on preventing maternal death due to postpartum hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal death in India. The majority of these cases are preventable, but due to a lack of resources in many settings, maternal death rates in India remain higher than in other developing countries. The national maternal mortality rate in India is 254 per… 

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