Unfortunately, not every delivery goes smoothly. It can help to understand the most common problems that babies experience during labor, and how doctors typically respond.
If your baby needs some encouragement to speed along the delivery, here are some of the ways that doctors commonly induce labor.
Delivery can be tough on a mother's body. Here are some common problems that women experience during labor and delivery - and what your doctor or midwife might recommend.
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Structural birth defects means that a body part is missing or has formed incorrectly. A functional birth defect means that there are problems with the way a body part works or system functions.
Birth defects occur in 1 in 33 babies. These disabilities can be structural defects, like cleft lips and spina bifida, or genetic defects like Tay-Sachs Disease. They may be caused by gene mutation or environmental factors, like FAS.
Most pregnancies go off without a hitch, and yours is likely to be no exception! But just in case, let's take a look at some complications that may make pregnancy more difficult.