complicated labor


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com·pli·cat·ed la·bor

(kom'pli-kā-tĕd lā'bŏr)
Any process of birth that is exacerbated by disorder or state (e.g., intercurrent illness, morbid obesity, death).

complicated labor

Labor occurring with an accompanying abnormal condition such as hemorrhage or inertia.
See also: labor
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He also revealed that the ILO is also helping in increasing efficiency of labor ministries in the region to deal with the growingly complicated labor problems.
After a difficult, complicated labor, Cyr delivered her nine-pound baby girl around three in the morning.
This situation can even lead to further complications like oxygen deprivation for the baby, morning sickness, vaginal bleeding, high blood pressure and protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy (preeclampsia), restricted fetal growth, complicated labor, need for a C-section, premature birth, low birth weight and in extreme cases, the baby's life might be in jeopardy.