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Empty bladder

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

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A catheter is passed before a forceps delivery to ensure an empty bladder.

A full bladder may:

  • be injured
  • inhibit retraction of the uterus and cause post-partum haemorrhage

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