oa South African Medical Journal - The prevention of postpartum haemorrhage

Volume 37, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Over a 4-year period the overall incidence of postpartum haemorrhage was reduced from 11.98% to 2�05 %, and in an isolated series to 1�71 %, by the routine use of oxytocics by intramuscular injection at the end of the second stage of labour (Fig. 1).

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