Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Prevention of postpartum haemorrhage by active management of third stage of labour

MPS technical update

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 2
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English



In October 2006, the Department of Making Pregnancy Safer published a technical update for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage. The document describes the measures skilled birth attendants should take during the third stage of labour and recommends oxytocin as the uterotonic drug of choice.