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Method of delivery of the 3rd stage

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Labour and birth

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Data definitions

S/T Perinatal Data Collections:
NSW: Management of the period between the delivery of the baby and the delivery of the placenta. Active: Administration of an oxytocic drug (Syntocinon, Syntometrine) after delivery followed by early clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord; controlled traction is carried out with simultaneous suprapubic pressure to prevent inversion of the uterus. Physiological: Spontaneous separation and delivery of the placenta. VIC: Prophylactic oxytocic 3rd stage: Whether an oxytocic was given prophylactically in the 3rd stage of labour.

Additional information

NSW and VIC collect data on the method of delivery for the third stage. This includes if the third stage was active or physiological; NSW also collect "not stated". Tas PDC collects this information in Obstetrix Tas, a statewide Electronic Perinatal Database that is used in public maternity and publically contracted private hospitals throughout Tasmania.

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