Retained placenta is when the placenta remains in the uterus beyond 30 minutes after the birth of the baby. If this happens:

  • Do not attempt further controlled cord traction to separate the placenta.
  • Follow the instructions for pre-referral treatment as given above for PPH and get the woman to a health facility for emergency care as quickly as possible.
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