Delivery

Risk: Born After Hours

Research shows that delivering a newborn in the middle of the night, off hours, or on holiday weekends is an added risk. While you don't have much control over when your baby is born, here are a few things you can do to help ensure a safe and healthy delivery even if an unexpected situation arises.

Shoulder Dystocia

Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby's head is delivered through the vagina, but his shoulders get stuck inside the mother's body. This creates risks for both mother and baby. Dystocia means "slow or difficult labor or delivery."

Cesarean on Demand

There have always been certain traditional reasons for performing a cesarean section but recently "maternal request" has been added as a new indication. Read through reasons for elective c-section and the risks of the surgery. Do you think a person has the right to demand a cesarean if it is medically unnecessary?

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