Umbilical cord problems that decrease or cut off fetal blood supply, as when the cord has slipped into the birth canal ahead of the fetus, and the fetus moves into the birth canal and presses against the cord (cord prolapse).
Other reasons you might need a cesarean
Difficult, slow labor (dystocia)
Labor that has stopped completely (failure to progress)
Cephalopelvic disproportion, a combination of the fetus having a large head and the mother having a narrow pelvic structure. This condition is often linked to failure to progress or dystocia.
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June 04, 2014
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