Pregnancy is a joyful journey of nine months and every woman works hard in these months to welcome the baby in to this world.
Even though you take proper care during these months, you may develop several serious complications during labor and delivery.
So, gaining pregnancy information on the complications of labor and delivery can help detect them early and treat effectively.
This pregnancy information is essential for you, especially if you are pregnant for the first time.
The labor and delivery, in almost all cases, occur without any complications. The complications during labor and delivery develop unexpectedly. However, most of these can be predictable and treatable. [Pregnancy Exercise for reducing Labor Pains]
Having regular visits to your doctor can make it possible to predict and treat the complications early and improve your chances of having safe delivery with a healthy baby.
The complications usually develop when labor doesn’t go normally. From this pregnancy information, identify the complications that develop in your baby.
Fetal distress is a rare complication that develops when there is insufficient supply of oxygen to the fetus due to the compression of placenta and umbilical cord, which can be identified with irregular patterns of fetal heartbeats.
Generally, the fetal heartbeat is monitored continuously for every 15 minutes throughout the labor using a fetal stethoscope or electronic fetal heart monitoring.
When an abnormality in the rate of heartbeat is detected, giving sufficient oxygen to the mother, increasing the fluids levels in the body by giving intravenously to the mother, and changing the position of the mother to her left side can treat the condition.
However, if these measures are ineffective, then the doctor makes delivery as fastly as possible using forceps or cesarean section.
Fetal distress also develops when there is thick meconium-stained amniotic fluid in the uterus. The amniotic fluid attains green color after the rupture of the membranes due to the fetal meconium (fetus’s first stool).
When this condition is noticed, the doctor prepares for delivery. As soon as the head is delivered, the mouth and the pharynx will be suctioned and the cord will be clamped after delivery.
Gaining pregnancy information on the fetal distress and the way it is treated can relieve you once such situation arises.
Abnormal position and presentation of the fetus is also a complication of labor. The position refers to the facing of the fetus (rearward or forward) in the birth canal. The presentation refers to the part of the fetus that comes out first from the birth canal.
Abnormal position and presentations of the fetus increase your risk of developing damages to the uterus or birth canal.
The doctor determines the fetus position and presentation through physical examination. When the baby is in breech position at the time of delivery, the doctor recommends having an immediate c-section to avoid complications.
Remember that the safest presentation is vertex presentation where the head comes first with the face and body inclined toward the right or left side and arms folded near the chest.
So, gain pregnancy information on labor complications to overcome them at early stages.