Labor and Delivery - Medical Procedures

In some cases, a woman may need medical help to give birth. For instance, labor may stall, or the baby may need help to get through the birth canal. Sometimes what starts as a routine vaginal birth may end in a cesarean delivery to make sure the mom and baby are safe.

Procedures done during labor

Electronic fetal heart monitoring and vaginal exams are standard practice during labor, but other procedures are used as needed.

Procedures to help with delivery

Sometimes your doctor may need to use different procedures to help deliver the baby.

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