The Timing of Fetal-Maternal Haemorrhage: Clinical and Forensic Implications
David J R Hutchon*
Memorial Hospital, Darlington, England, United Kingdom.
- Corresponding Author:
- David J R Hutchon
Darlington, England, United Kingdom
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 20, 2016; Accepted Date: June 20, 2016; Published Date: June 27, 2016
Citation: Hutchon DJR (2016) The Timing of Fetal-Maternal Haemorrhage: Clinical and Forensic Implications. Glob J Nurs Forensic Stud 1: 104. doi: 10.4172/2572-0899.1000104
Copyright: © 2016 Hutchon DJR. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The transfer or haemorrhage of a small amount of fetal blood into the mother’s circulation throughout most of pregnancy is common. Larger haemorrhage can sometimes be detected immediately post-partum having occurred during the third stage of labour. It is likely that early cord clamping can sometimes be the cause of a massive fetal maternal haemorrhage with the haemorrhage actually taking place after the cord is clamped. The rationale and implications are presented.