Top Menu

Menu
Menu

Childbirth Problems

Summary

While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include

  • Preterm (premature) labor, when labor starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • Problems with the umbilical cord
  • Problems with the position of the baby, such as breech, in which the baby is going to come out feet first
  • Birth injuries

For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Specifics

Array

Treatments and Therapies

Related Issues

Clinical Trials

Statistics and Research

Encyclopedia

Diagnosis and Tests

Find an Expert

Journal Articles

Start Here

Latest News

Print Friendly, PDF & Email