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Is Breech Presentation A Symptom Of Labor And Delivery
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
Play on words: You could consider it a challenge or a complication depending on the setting. If baby was head down all of pregnancy & came in for delivery as breech, i'd consider it a complicating factor to what may have been a simpler delivery.Since the head is the largest body part to deliver, bottom out kids can get stuck so c section is often necessary but a surprise.Breech deliveries are more of a challange. ...Read more
Labor: Your third stage of labor begins once your baby is born and ends when you deliver the placenta. You can choose to have either a physiological (or natural) third stage or an actively managed third stage. A physiological third stage means that you wait for the placenta to be delivered naturally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heartburn in Preg: Heartburn is very common in pregnancy. From a hormonal standpoint your gut relaxes and acid rises up. From a mechanical standpoint your growing pregnancy will push up on your stomach. These are not signs of preterm labor though; you would feel much stronger contractions. ...Read more
More complicated: When the babies are correctly positioned, with the first baby head down, or vertex, rather than breech, they can be delivered vaginally; otherwise a c-section may be required. This usually limits labor to twins. Most concerning is that the uterus starts to contract after delivery of the first infant, which can compromise the placenta of the twin still inside. Should only be done in hospital. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Delivery by cesarean section is one of the predisposing factors of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, why? And how?
??RDS??: I would agree more cs babies have respiratory pbs than regular delivery but the issue is ttn ( transient tachypnea of the newborn) not rds.A trip down the birth canal helps squeeze some of the lung fluid out before birth, which does not happen for cs. About 10% of cs will have to work hard to clear that fluid & may require o2 & special care in the process.It usually clears in < 48hr. ...Read more
Yes, it can be: Because herpes simplex infections in newborns and very young babies can be life-threatening, mothers with genital herpes outbreaks in labor can be safely delivered by c-section. Herpes in a newborn can spread all through the baby's body, including the brain. In the brain, the virus causes encephalitis, with seizures, lethargy, brain damage, and even death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The best sign of that is increasing frequency of contractions or increasing pressure down low. ...Read more
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