obstructed labor


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obstructed labor

Interference with fetal descent related to malposition, malpresentation, and cephalopelvic disproportion.
See also: labor
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Fistula occurs in women with an obstructed labor that goes unattended and can last up to six or seven days.
Causes of maternal deaths are hemorrhage, sepsis (blood infection), obstructed labor, hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and complications of unsafe abortion.
Lessons from the developing world: obstructed labor and the vesico-vaginal fistula.
Women with obstructed labor couldn't get Cesarean sections and children were dying from malaria without proper care.
Khwaja Fawad Perveez said that one of the most serious injuries of childbirth, obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged, obstructed labor due to the lack of timely and adequate medical care.
Postpartum hemorrhage, eclampsia, obstructed labor, sepsis, and unsafe abortions are the main culprits, though other direct causes include malaria and AIDS during pregnancy (2).
The mortality rate is much higher for teenage mothers because their bodies are not usually physically ready for childbirth so they are more likely to suffer obstructed labor and other serious complications.
4 Results of our study show that obstructed labor and caesarian sections are uncommon in them.
Exclusion criteria included previous caesarean section, any signs of obstructed labor, presentation other than vertex, maternal cardiomyopathy, diabetes mellitus, multiple pregnancies, vaginal bleeding, systolic blood pressure of less than 100 mmHg, and asthma.
Obstetric fistulae are usually the result of a tear in the soft tissue in the birth canal during an obstructed labor.
Their bodies are not fully developed and their pelvises are smaller, so they are more prone to suffer obstructed labor and obstetric fistula.
Cases include ectopic pregnancy, septic abortion, hypertensive emergencies, cardiac failure, acute asthma attack, fetal distress, jaundice, obstructed labor, postpartum collapse, acute pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian torsion, endotoxic shock, acute urinary retention, sexual assault, abnormal uterine bleeding, emergency contraception, gynecologic oncology emergencies, postexposure prophylaxis to HIV and hepatitis B, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, diabetic ketoacidosis, and medicolegal and ethical issues.