Understanding Labor and Delivery Complications
The most vital factor you’ll be able to do to undertake to possess a healthy baby is obtaining early and adequate antenatal care. The most effective antenatal care begins even before you’re pregnant, therefore you’ll be able to be within the better of health before physiological state.
To help stop complications, if you smoke, quit. Smoking will trigger preterm labor. Researchers have found a link between gum unwellness and preterm birth, therefore brush and floss your teeth daily. it’s going to even be useful to scale back your stress level by setting aside quiet time a day and inquiring for facilitate once you would like it.
Labor screening is an indicator used for early detection of complications in the mother during labor. Consisting of 18 points, there is a “yes and no” column, take the appropriate actions immediately if the mother has one of the points or symptoms of complications in the screening.
- Have had cesarean section surgery (there is a history of cesarean section),
If the mother has given birth by cesarean section automatically the mother cannot give birth normally because it causes rupture in the uterus
- Vaginal bleeding (birth canal) where mucus mixed with blood
If you have experienced bleeding more than 500 cc, the mother must give birth in a more adequate health service with the supervision of a doctor
- Less months of labor (gestational age less than normally 37 weeks),
Less months of labor can cause babies to be born prematurely and must receive special care and treatment immediately
- The membranes rupture with thick meconium (cloudy colored liquid),
Meconium-mixed membranes will clog the baby’s airway and damage the lungs
- The rupture of membranes is long (more than 24 hours),
The rupture of the membranes and not followed by signs of labor, must be treated immediately. It is not impossible for dry membranes and babies to be born soon.
- Amniotic rupture in labor less months (less than 37 weeks),
- Usually called premature rupture of membranes. Babies must be born soon because the baby no longer has protection against infection. Premature rupture of membranes usually causes babies to be born prematurely.
Neonatal jaundice is a yellow discoloration that occurs in neonates or newborns. Infants with jaundice must be cared immediately.
- Severe anemia
Pregnant women must have hemoglobin level more than 11 g%. If you have any history of anemia, pregnant women are prone to bleeding.
- Signs or symptoms of infection
Infection towards the infant can actually be prevented, but if you have already had an infection you should be treated right away before the infection can spread to the fetus.
- Preeclampsia or hypertension in pregnancy (if the blood pressure over 160/110)
Pre eclampsia is also called pregnancy poisoning. There are several signs such as high blood pressure, swollen feet, positive protein urine levels, and blurred vision. Mothers who experience pre-eclampsia if left to seizure and die.
- Fundal height is 40 cm or more (the belly of a pregnant woman is greater than a normal pregnant person),
High Fundus Uteri Height of pregnant women is generally suspected of having a large baby or excess amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios)
- Severe fetus (there are signs of reduced fetal movement from 10 movements in 1 day)
Fetal distress is characterized by a fetus that is not actively moving as usual, usually due to lack of oxygen levels that reach the fetus. Also, it can be caused by a little amniotic water.
- Primipara in the active phase of labor with palpation of the fetal head still 5/5
Normally for primiparous labor in the active phase, the head of the fetus has entered the pelvic floor. In this case, it is suspected as Cephalopelvic Disproportion (the incompatibility of the fetal head and pelvis)
- Position of the head (breech or latitude),
Normally, a baby can be born if the fetus’s lowest position is the head. If the position is not a head, it might be able to be born normally but must be done in the hospital with the help of a specialist.
- Double presentation
A double presentation is a condition where the fetus’s arms, arms or legs are located next to the fetal head, or a hand is found on the side of the fetus’s buttocks.
- Twin baby pregnancy
Multiple pregnancies are at risk for low birth weight babies. If a low birth weight must be treated in a special incubator. Babies are said to have low weight if the birth weight is less than 2500 grams.
- Umbilical cord strikes
A condition where the umbilical cord comes out first or together with the discharge of the lower part of the fetus. This condition can be life threatening to the baby, because the umbilical cord that carries oxygen to the baby will be pressed between the baby’s body and the birth canal.
If the mother experiences bleeding during childbirth it will result in shock, and this is a major cause of postpartum maternal mortality.
Actually there are some causing risk of death in pregnant women.
- Too late to make a decision
Most of the pregnant women decisions for the place of birth are held by parents, and the families. Actually, the one who had to make the decision was her husband because of saving 2 lives from the people she loved. Many people still have the wrong perception that everything if handled by experts will be fine.
- Too late giving the recommendation
If the mother experiencing some abnormal conditioon, the mother should immediately given the further recommendation. It is true that the death was predestined, but it is not wrong for us not to try reducing the risk of death for both the mother and the babies.
- If there is no appropriate action taken towards the condition of the mother, death can occur.
Here are another causing risk of death in pregnant women
- TOO young to have pregnancy (less than 20 years)
- TOO old to get pregnant (over the age of 35 years) because it is more risky
- TOO many children
- TOO near pregnancy distance (less than 2 years of pregnancy distance between the children)