Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) Learning Materials

The USAID-funded Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative developed a learning package on the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage consisting of a reference manual, participant’s notebook, and facilitator’s guide. This learning package was developed for use by nurses, midwives, and doctors providing childbirth and immediate postpartum care. Information about implementing active management of the third stage of labor is featured in this reference manual as well as the corresponding participant’s notebook and facilitator’s guide. The reference manuals and facilitators' guides are available as one large file and also in smaller sections for easier downloading.

Publication date: January 2007

Available materials

  1. English

    1. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Reference Manual (1 of 3) 498.3 KB PDF
    2. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Reference Manual (entire document) 1.9 MB PDF
    3. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Reference Manual (2 of 3) 781.2 KB PDF
    4. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Reference Manual (3 of 3) 850.2 KB PDF
    5. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Participant's Notebook 730.9 KB PDF
    6. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Facilitator's Guide (entire document) 1.6 MB PDF
    7. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Facilitator's Guide (1 of 3) 560.1 KB PDF
    8. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Facilitator's Guide (2 of 3) 709.3 KB PDF
    9. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Facilitator's Guide (3 of 3) 685.4 KB PDF
  2. French

    1. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Reference Manual (entire document) [French] 3 MB PDF
    2. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Reference Manual (1 of 3) [French] 1.1 MB PDF
    3. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Reference Manual (2 of 3) [French] 1017.7 KB PDF
    4. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Reference Manual (3 of 3) [French] 1.1 MB PDF
    5. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Participant's Notebook [French] 1.4 MB PDF
    6. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Facilitator's Guide (entire document) [French] 2.2 MB PDF
    7. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Facilitator's Guide (1 of 3) [French] 736.2 KB PDF
    8. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Facilitator's Guide (2 of 3) [French] 933.6 KB PDF
    9. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Implementing Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL): Facilitator's Guide (3 of 3) [French] 865.3 KB PDF