Hajara labors before delivering twins

A pregnant woman lies on a cot, hand to her belly.

Hajara Mohammed labors before delivering twins at a health center near Abuja, Nigeria. Because the midwife assisting Hajara was unaware that oxytocin could be used for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage, she administered ergometrine, a second-line uterotonic, afterward. Photo: PATH/Evelyn Hockstein.

Published September 20, 2012
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