A-Z

Not everything goes to 'plan' when it comes to giving birth. Here is my A-Z (ish!) of things that could happen...

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Asphyxia

Birth asphyxia is a condition in which a baby does not receive enough oxygen before, during, or directly after birth.

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Bleeding

If delivery results in tears to the uterus, or if the uterus does not contract to deliver the placenta, heavy bleeding can result

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Cord prolapse

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.

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