Sexual and reproductive health

Active management of the third stage of labour

New WHO recommendations help to focus implementation


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Publication details

Number of pages: 2
Publication date: June 2014
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/14.18


These recommendations clarify the most important components of Active Management of the Third Stage of Labour (AMTSL) and suggest that there should be an expanded emphasis on ensuring that every woman, regardless of where she delivers, is offered a high-quality uterotonic at the time of birth.

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