Complications During Labor and Delivery Directory
Labor and delivery complications can be terrifying. But doctors are trained to handle any emergency. Some common complications include preterm labor, prolonged labor, abnormal presentation (baby facing the wrong way), umbilical cord problems, preeclampsia, and more. Sometimes in an emergency, the doctor will perform an emergency C-section to help prevent any damage to the baby. You should discuss any concerns you have with your doctor. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how labor and delivery complications are handled, what to expect, how to prepare, and much more.
Understanding Labor and Delivery Complications -- Diagnosis and Treatment
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of labor and delivery complications.
Prolonged Labor: Causes and Treatment
WebMD provides information about what causes prolonged labor and what your doctor might do in that circumstance.
Is a Planned C-Section Right for Me?
Find out what you should think about before you decide if a cesarean birth makes sense for you.
How to Recover From a C-section
You may be focused on your baby, but your body needs to heal after a C-section, too. Here’s what to expect after surgery, plus a few things you can do to heal faster.