third stage of labor


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stage

 [stāj]
1. a distinct period or phase, as of development of a disease or organism. For specific names of stages, see under the name.
2. the platform of a microscope on which the slide containing the object to be studied is placed.
anal stage in psychoanalytic theory, the second stage of psychosexual development, occurring between the ages of 1 and 3 years, during which the infant's activities, interests, and concerns are on the anal zone. It is preceded by the oral stage and followed by the phallic stage. See also sexual development.
first stage of labor see labor.
fourth stage of labor see labor.
genital stage in psychoanalytic theory, the last stage in psychosexual development, occurring during puberty, during which the person can achieve sexual gratification from genital-to-genital contact and is capable of a mature relationship with a person of the opposite sex. It follows the latency stage. See also sexual development.
latency stage
1. the incubation period of any infectious disorder.
2. the quiescent period following an active period in certain infectious diseases, during which the pathogen remains dormant for a variable length of time before again initiating signs of active disease.
3. in psychoanalytic theory, the relatively quiescent period in psychosexual development following the phallic stage and lasting from age 5 or 6 years to adolescence. Energy is focused on learning and on more organized play. See also sexual development.
oral stage in psychoanalytic theory, the earliest stage of psychosexual development, lasting from birth to about 18 months, during which the oral zone is the center of the infant's needs, expression, and pleasurable erotic experiences. It is followed by the anal stage. See also sexual development.
phallic stage in psychoanalytic theory, the third stage in psychosexual development, lasting from age 2 or 3 years to 5 or 6 years, during which sexual interest, curiosity, and pleasurable experiences are centered on the penis in boys and the clitoris in girls. It is preceded by the anal stage and followed by the latency stage. See also sexual development.
prodromal stage the period of early symptoms of a disease occurring after the incubation period and just before the appearance of the characteristic symptoms of the disease.
second stage of labor see labor.
third stage of labor see labor.

third stage of labor

the expulsion of the placenta, membranes, and a small amount of blood and amniotic fluid, occurring within 5 to 30 minutes after delivery of the fetus.
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Staff training in active management of the third stage of labor was generally not associated with increased odds of correct use.
A double-blinded, randomized controlled trial of oxytocin at the beginning versus the end of the third stage of labor for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage.
Misoprostol a cheap and stable drug has emerged as an alternative drug for management of third stage of labor.
Secondary outcomes included incidence of severe postpartum hemorrhage, defined as 1000 mL blood loss, need for additional oxytocic drugs, need for postpartum transfusion, length of third stage of labor, subsequent evacuation of the uterus, and side effects.
Research is also needed to evaluate the management of the third stage of labor relative to umbilical cord clamping as well as the timing in relation to the initiation of voluntary or assisted ventilation.
It has really helped in deciding the protocol of our active management of the third stage of labor and prevention of postpartum hemorrhage.
Both physician age and specialty were associated with selected practice patterns involving the third stage of labor.
In a second study conducted by Gynuity Health Projects, lead author Jennifer Blum and her colleagues compared 800 mcg of oral misoprostol to 40 IU of intravenous oxytocin for primary postpartum hemorrhage in women who had received prophylactic oxytocin during the third stage of labor.
A multifacted education program both significantly increased the use of oxytocin in the third stage of labor and decreased episiotomy rates in a randomized, controlled trial in 19 hospitals in South America.