Present study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of placental cord blood drainage after vaginal delivery in reducing the duration and blood loss during third stage of labour in Primigravida between the age group of 18-35 years, with term, singleton alive pregnancy with vertex presentation, with average size fetus, without any complications, expected to spontaneous vaginal delivery.
Methods: It is a randomized clinical controlled trial on 100 pregnant women admitted in labour room at Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zannana hospital, SMS Medical College Jaipur from April 2017 to July 2018. All women enrolled were subjected to history taking general and obstetric examination. In the study group, placental end of the previously clamped and cut umbilical cord was unclamped immediately after vaginal delivery, while remaining clamped in the control group.
Results: Duration of third stage of labour, blood loss during third stage, postpartum hemorrhage, need for blood transfusion and haemoglobin difference between antenatal and postnatal period was significantly reduced in the study group than control group.
Conclusions: Placental Cord blood drainage is simple, safe, non-invasive method which reduces the duration and blood loss of third stage of Labour.