Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Childbirth: A Different Way to Remove the Placenta May Save Mothers’ Lives, a Study Finds

Published: March 12, 2012

Delivery without pulling on the umbilical cord may be a simpler way to keep some women from bleeding to death in childbirth, a new study has found.

In Africa and Asia, postpartum hemorrhage kills a third of the women who die in childbirth, and health agencies constantly struggle to refine midwife training to prevent those deaths. (Above, a maternity ward in Sudan.)

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