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Delivery Complications (Overview)

Delivery complications are problems that occur during childbirth, affecting the mother and/or baby. Complications include having difficulty with a natural vaginal birth and having a baby positioned incorrectly before being born, both which may require additional surgical procedures and medication. Further problems may be encountered after delivery such as severe bleeding in the mother and various health issues for the baby.


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What kind of problems are delivery complications?

What kind of problems are delivery complications?

Delivery complicatio: This includes a large area. There are fetal complications and maternal complications. Most of fetal complications relate to trauma and asphyxia. Maternal complications relate to trauma, laceration and bleeding.Sometimes injury to important organs. ...Read more

Delivery Complications (Overview)

Delivery complications are problems that occur during childbirth, affecting the mother and/or baby. Complications include having difficulty with a natural vaginal birth and having a baby positioned incorrectly before being born, both which may require additional surgical procedures and medication. Further problems may be encountered after delivery such as severe bleeding in the mother and various health issues for the baby.


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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
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Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
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I just found out I have gonorrhea. Could this cause delivery complications or a miscarriage?

I just found out I have gonorrhea. Could this cause delivery complications or a miscarriage?

Yes: It could cause preterm labor so get treated right away. Your partner should be treated. Do not engage in unprotected sexual activity. ...Read more

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What is the result of delivery complication asphyxia?

What is the result of delivery complication asphyxia?

Brain damage: This is very serious for the fetus and infant. It can cause growth retardation and even mild mental retardation. ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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What are the most common symptoms of delivery complication - asphyxia?

What are the most common symptoms of delivery complication - asphyxia?

Not subtle: Typically a birth complicated by significant birth asphyxia, which is where the baby is not getting enough blood and oxygen to the brain, is followed by a floppy baby, often with little crying or breathing without help from the doctors and nurses, seizures may also be a complication. Baby's may need to be on a breathing machine. Mild birth asphyxia may only have low tone that goes away. ...Read more

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7 mths ago I gave birth.Natural delivery,no complications.Ever since had pain on right side like a constant pulling feeling&pain at end of urination. ?

7 mths ago I gave birth.Natural delivery,no complications.Ever since had pain on right side like a constant pulling feeling&pain at end of urination. ?

See GYN: Best to let the GYN know and get an exam. You may have acquired a strained area during the birthing process, and or even have an underlying UTI, etc. best wishes. ...Read more

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2weeks PP.Vag delivery no complications.Light/no bleeding 4 days after birth.Now on and off red blood like period/quarter clots. Terrified. Normal?

2weeks PP.Vag delivery no complications.Light/no bleeding 4 days after birth.Now on and off red blood like period/quarter clots. Terrified. Normal?

Call OB: Sometimes one can have leftovers of the placenta or other tissues postpartum still present in the uterus. While some bleeding is expected after delivery, clots and heavy bleeding should be reported to your obstetrician immediately. I suggest you call and describe what you are experiencing to them and let the decide what should be done next. Congratulations on your new baby. Keep calm and call OB. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a breech delivery and its complications.?

Describe the features of a breech delivery and its complications.?

Breech delivery: Basically means delivering first the baby butt then the head. It is very risky because head can get trapped inside the uterus and also hypoxic episodes are more prone in this case of delivery. Head is the largest part of the baby so maternal pelvis may not accomodate the head. Today in civilised world no one delivers breech unless the baby butt is out and you can't do a cesarean. ...Read more