Intervention Review

Active versus expectant management in the third stage of labour

  1. Walter JP Prendiville2,
  2. Diana Elbourne3,
  3. Susan J McDonald4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 8 JUL 2009

Assessed as up-to-date: 8 MAR 2000

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000007.pub2

How to Cite

Prendiville WJP, Elbourne D, McDonald SJ. Active versus expectant management in the third stage of labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD000007. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000007.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 2

    Coombe Lying-In Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dublin 8, Ireland

  2. 3

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Medical Statistics Unit, London, UK

  3. 4

    La Trobe University/Mercy Hospital for Women, Midwifery Professorial Unit, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

*Sonja Henderson, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Liverpool, First Floor, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool, L8 7SS, UK.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Withdrawn from publication for reasons stated in the review
  2. Published Online: 8 JUL 2009


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