Not everything goes to 'plan' when it comes to giving birth. Here is my A-Z (ish!) of things that could happen...
Birth asphyxia is a condition in which a baby does not receive enough oxygen before, during, or directly after birth.
If delivery results in tears to the uterus, or if the uterus does not contract to deliver the placenta, heavy bleeding can result
When the umbilical cord comes out of the uterus with or before the presenting part of the baby. The concern with cord prolapse is that pressure on the cord from the baby will compromise blood flow to the baby. It usually occurs during labor but can occur anytime after the rupture of membranes.