Posted September 28, 2018 12:13:14The birth of a baby, in any way, is the beginning of the new baby’s journey, which can take weeks, months, or even years.
But in the event of a birth complication, some women need to plan for it and prepare for the consequences.
Here are some things you should know about childbirth.1.
Birth complications are the most common complication of childbirth.2.
They occur in less than 1 in 3,000 births, but can be as high as 1 in 8,000.3.
Births can be dangerous for everyone involved.4.
There are several different types of complications, including:* C-sections: C-section deliveries are extremely safe, but if you are planning on a c-section, be sure you talk to your doctor about the procedure.
They can help you prepare for labor.* Placenta: A placenta can rupture during labor and cause severe bleeding.
It is usually the first sign of labor complications.* Miscarriage: Miscarriages occur when the baby does not survive the birth.
It can cause death or serious complications for the mother.* Pregnancy: Pregnancy is the most commonly known complication of birth.
However, it can occur at any time during the pregnancy.
A woman who is pregnant should talk to her doctor about what to do during pregnancy and what to expect if she has complications.5.
Most birth complications occur during the first few weeks of pregnancy, but there are some exceptions:* Infants: Infants can develop infection during birth and are at higher risk of complications.
If your baby is born with a serious illness or injury, you can contact your health care provider.* Infant breech birth: Infant births can cause severe birth-related problems, including the death of the mother and the birth of the baby.
Infants born with breech deliveries should be transferred to a hospital.* Cesarean sections: Cesareans can be very uncomfortable for babies.
They are often carried out by a trained physician.
You should talk with your doctor before giving birth.* Birth-related hospitalizations: A baby’s condition can affect the hospital’s ability to care for the baby, including its ability to survive.
If you or a loved one needs medical attention or you have questions about your baby, call the National Center for Birth Defects Prevention at 1-800-422-4357.