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Labour complications

Even if you’re healthy and well prepared for childbirth, there’s always a chance of unexpected problems. Learn more about labour complications.

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Slow progress in labour

Slow progress in labour (also known as failure to progress in labour or prolonged labour) occurs when labour doesn’t go as quickly as expected. Your doctor may need to intervene to help you have your baby.

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Interventions during labour

An ‘intervention’ is an action taken by a midwife or doctor that literally intervenes in the birthing process. Read about the different types of intervention.

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Retained placenta

A retained placenta is when part or all of the placenta is not delivered after the baby is born. It can lead to serious infection or blood loss.

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Shoulder dystocia

Shoulder dystocia happens when a baby's shoulder gets stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone during birth. It is a medical emergency that requires immediate intervention. Find out why here.

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Assisted delivery (forceps or ventouse)

An assisted delivery, sometimes called an 'instrumental delivery', is when your doctor will help in the birthing process.

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Signs of premature labour

Preterm labour is when you go in to labour before your pregnancy reaches 37 weeks.

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Preterm labour - MyDr.com.au

Going into labour before your 37th week of pregnancy is called preterm labour, or premature labour.

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Pregnancy: premature labour & birth | Raising Children Network

Are you likely to be having a premature birth? Here’s all you need to know about preparing for and recovering from premature labour and birth.

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Premature birth & premature babies | Raising Children Network

This essential guide for parents of premature babies covers gestational age, premature birth risk factors, premature labour and premature development.

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