Learning Outcomes

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

  • Explain the natural physiological process of placental delivery.
  • Describe the six steps of active management of third stage of labour (AMTSL).
  • Summarise the regimens for each of the uterotonic drugs used in AMTSL.
  • Explain how you would examine the placenta and membranes for completeness.
  • Describe the warning signs for complications that may arise during the third stage of labour.
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