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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Typically, in developing countries, the immediate cause of fistula is obstructed labor related to cephalopelvic disproportion (a situation in which the mother's pelvis is too small to allow for safe passage of the baby's head).
Improved access to general reproductive health care allows women who are at high risk for prolonged or obstructed labor to be referred to a skilled provider.
Among women who underwent C-section for obstructed labor, persistent postpartum incontinence was more likely to occur in those who had stress urinary incontinence during pregnancy (9 of 12 women) than in those who did not (14 of 79 women).
6 million are stillborn, in part due to complications from obstructed labor during childbirth.
And in most cases of obstructed labor in which a fistula develops, the baby is stillborn.
Obstetric fistula is caused by obstructed labor without access to timely and skilled medical care, such as cesarean section.
In the vast majority of cases, women are dying of preventable causes: severe bleeding, infection, obstructed labor and a host of other problems that can be averted with skilled care and improved technology.
Fistulas are a debilitating tissue rupture in mothers caused by obstructed labor, resulting in incontinence and infections.
Since its introduction two years ago, more than 20,000 women in a population of 100,000 are now protected and obstructed labor deaths have been eliminated in these target areas, while obstetric fistula has been markedly reduced.
Cookie's reader-nominated and -elected everyday mom helped create this nonprofit, which is dedicated to treating and ending obstetric fistula, a traumatic childbearing injury that results from unrelieved obstructed labor and affects women in developing countries who have no access to hospital care.