Obstructed Labor

 Obstructed labour is also known as labour dystocia. This occurs when the baby does not departure the pelvis during delivery due to being substantially congested, despite the uterus contracting normally. Difficulties for the baby includes getting not enough oxygen which may result in death. The main causes of obstructed labour include a small pelvis, abnormally positioned baby and problems with the birth canal. Risk factors for a small pelvis include undernourishment and a lack of contact to sunshine causing vitamin D deficiency. A partograph is frequently used to trail the labour evolution and identify problems and this in combination with physical inspection may recognize obstructed labour.  

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