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Problems That Massively Affect Women During Labour

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We all are aware that labour pain is not a piece of cake. We are also aware that giving birth via the natural way is not easy too.

Sometimes, the perfect picture people paint on television regarding labour can put your mind at ease and make you feel excited and happy about it.

Problems That Massively Affect Women During Labour

But, in reality, along with delivery, there are a lot of labour complications that every mama has to be prepared with to undergo.

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These problems that are mentioned on the list are quite common and, according to statistics, around 80 per cent of the women undergo these complications in the labour room.

When you're under pressure trying to push out your baby, you might hear the doctors yell out some of these common medical terms. In cases like that, you will be of a sound mind and realise the situation.

So, before you head to that labour room, getting prepared for the big day in every possible way is important. So, take a look at some of these massive complications that women face during labour:

Foetal Distress

Foetal Distress: The term often has to do with the foetal heart rate; it is assumed the baby is in some kind of a situation where the heart rate is relatively slow. In this case, if the baby's head is visible and your cervix is fully dilated, the doctor might vacuum the baby out.

Breech Position Of Baby

Breech Position Of Baby: Breech case is when baby is positioned in the uterus head up, bottom down, sideways, or feet first. It's also known as "malpresentation." At the time of delivery, the baby is supposed to turn headlong, so that it pushes through the vagina easily. If the baby doesn't turn, doctors might perform a surgery.

Placenta Previa:

Placenta Previa: Placenta previa is found early in pregnancy about 75 per cent of the time. Usually, by the end of pregnancy, the placenta will correct itself. But, if it fails to do so, then a c-section is performed to remove the baby from the uterus.

Meconium Aspiration

Meconium Aspiration: Meconium is a black, tarry substance that is found in the baby's intestines. It is present in the amniotic fluid the baby has inhaled. This can cause breathing complications and you could lose the child if immediate surgery is not done.

Nuchal Cord

Nuchal Cord: The umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby's neck. In almost 75% of the cases, this is a common labour complication that has to be acted upon immediately.

Cephalopelvic Disproportion

Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD): When the baby's head is too big to pass through the mother's pelvis, it results in the failure to progress, which is also called cephalopelvic disproportion or CPD.

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Story first published: Thursday, March 10, 2016, 10:00 [IST]
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