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Background: Breast crawl is cost-effective, simple and appropriate method to reduce the time for third stage of labour and blood loss. Methodology: With convenient sampling technique 371 mothers who delivered at full term in labour ward of Krishna Hospital Karad, without maternal or fetal complications were selected for study. Breast crawl technique was performed immediately after delivery of baby. Check list was used to measure the time duration took for 3rd stage of labour. Blood loss during Third stage was calculated with the help of V- drape. Results:
Among 371 babies, 344 (93%) babies have succeeded in the breast crawl and 27 (7%) babies failed to crawl. In Length of the Third Stage of labour, In Successful breast crawl, mean score was 16.29 minutes with the standard deviation 1.32. Whereas in Unsuccessful breast crawl group, the mean score was 18.63 minutes with the standard deviation 3.12 and mean difference was 2.34 minutes. Regarding blood loss, In Successful breast crawl group the mean score was 251.78 ml with the standard deviation 53.61. Where as in the Unsuccessful breast crawl group, the mean score was 334.12 ml minutes with the standard deviation 120.26 and mean difference was 82.34. Conclusion: Breast crawl is cost-effective, simple and appropriate method to reduce the time for third stage of labour.