Drainage Of Placental Cord Blood In Dealing With The Third Stage Of Labor


  • Ahmed Morsy Saad Abdel-Rahman Wedn , Tamer Mahmoud Zaki Hassanin




Background Cord drainage in the third stage of labour involves unclamping the previously clamped and divided umbilical cord and allowing the blood from the placenta to drain into an appropriate receptacle. Aim To evaluate the efficacy of placental blood drainage after spontaneous vaginal delivery as a part of active management of third stage of labour, versus no placental blood drainage. Methods Prospective interventional case control study that was conducted on a total of 100 women with term pregnancy (at or beyond 37-weeks gestation) with a single live fetus in cephalic presentation who had vaginal delivery. The study was conducted between July 2021 and July 2022 at obstetrics and gynecology department of Damanhur Medical National Institute. All patients in the study were counselled regarding cord blood drainage procedure, and informed consent was obtained. Immediately after spontaneous vaginal delivery, after clamping and cutting the cord—the cord was unclamped and the blood was drained until the flow ceased. Results Duration of third stage of labor, amount of blood loss and post-partum hemorrhage (PPH) occurrence were significantly decreased in cases group. There was no significant difference in hemoglobin level before delivery. However, there was significant decrease in hemoglobin level after delivery in controls compared with cases. Conclusion Placental blood drainage as part of active management of the third stage of labour was effective in reducing blood loss, labour duration, and incidence of PPH. Therefore, placental blood drainage is a simple, safe, and non-invasive method of managing the third stage of labour,



2022-12-31 — Updated on 2022-12-31




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Drainage Of Placental Cord Blood In Dealing With The Third Stage Of Labor. (2022). Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 2293-2297. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S10.268