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2nd Edition-Managing Complications During Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Guide for Midwives and Doctors

World Health Organization, 2017

The 2nd edition updated the following sections:

Clinical Principles: Emotional and psychological support, Emergencies, General care principles, Antibiotic therapy, Operative care principles, Normal labour and childbirth, and Newborn care principles

Symptoms: Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy; Vaginal bleeding after childbirth; Elevated blood pressure, headache, blurred vision, convulsions or loss of consciousness; Fever during pregnancy and labour; Fever after childbirth; Difficulty in breathing; Prelabour rupture of membranes; and Immediate newborn conditions or problems

Procedures: Induction and augmentation of labour, Manual removal of placenta, and Repair of vaginal and perineal tears

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