Serious adverse effects of umbilical cord transection prior to second-trimester D&E abortion.

@article{Rowlands2014SeriousAE,
  title={Serious adverse effects of umbilical cord transection prior to second-trimester D\&E abortion.},
  author={S. Rowlands and E. Oloto},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={2014},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={
          472-3
        }
}
Having read the article by Tocce et al. [1], we would like to comment on feticide prior to second-trimester surgical abortions. In the UK, there was a method practiced by some providers for procedures at 18–24 weeks' gestation informally called the “two-stage” procedure. This was described by Davis [2] in a letter to the Lancet in 1972. Both stages of the procedure were performed under general anesthesia. During the first stage, a forewater amniotomy was carried out after cervical dilatation… Expand