Complications

Most of the time low-risk women go on to have a low-risk labor and birth. Occasionally even for low-risk women, complications can occur. Most of these can safely be handled at home, however some do require transfer of care to a physician at a hospital.

A list of complications that we have handled are:

  • Low lying placenta
  • Infant resuscitation
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Maternal hemorrhage
  • Prenatal Down’s Syndrome diagnosis
  • Prolonged rupture of membranes
  • Maternal dehydration
  • External version
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Dysfunctional labor (hypertonic, hypotonic)
  • Under water births
  • C.P.D.
  • Nuchal Cord (cord around the neck)
  • Uterine infections
  • Fetal distress
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Placental abruption
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Transient tachypnea
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Difficulty delivering placenta
  • IUGR
  • Placenta previa