Table 1

Survey of obstetricians

n = 27 (%)


How often do you use active management of the 3rd stage of labour?

always or usually

21

(78)

sometimes

4

(15)

rarely

2

(7)

never

-

When you use active management

When do you normally give the prophylactic uterotonic?

with anterior shoulder

4

(15)

with delivery of the baby

3

(11)

after birth of baby, before cord clamping

5

(19)

after birth of baby, after cord clamping

15

(56)

Which uterotonic do you normally use?

oxytocin iv

25

(93)

methergine* im

2

(7)

How long after birth of a term baby do you normally clamp the cord?

within 20 seconds

6

(22)

within 20-60 seconds

13

(49)

within 1-3 minutes

7

(26)

after cessation of pulsation

1

(4)

How do you define early cord clamping?

within 10 seconds

10

(37)

within 20 seconds

11

(41)

within 30 seconds

4

(15)

within 1 minutes

2

(7)

How do you define late cord clamping?

after 30 seconds

1

(4)

after 1 minute

11

(41)

after 3 minutes

10

(37)

after cessation of pulsation

5

(19)

How often do you use physiological management of the third stage?

always or usually

6

(22)

sometimes

6

(22)

rarely

9

(33)

never

6

(22)

When you use physiological management, how long after birth of a term baby do you normally clamp the cord?

1-20 seconds

8

21-60 seconds

10

after one minute

1

Would be willing to randomise to a trial of early versus late clamping

25

(93)


Bimbashi et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-10-4

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