oa South African Medical Journal - An evaluation of the routine use of syntometrine with the delivery of the anterior shoulder at the Queen Victoria Maternity Hospital

Volume 45, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



An analysis of two years' deliveries (1959 and 1969) at Queen Victoria Maternity Hospital has demonstrated marked fall in the postpartum blood loss, postpartum haemorrhage rate and duration of the third stage of labour, since the introduction of the routine use of Syntometrine with the delivery of the anterior shoulder of the infant.

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