Birth Injuries

What Can Cause Fetal Distress During Labor And Delivery?

Keep in mind that when a baby is suffering from a low oxygen supply, fetal distress can occur. The following are some of the medical conditions [1] that can lead to fetal distress stemming from delivery:


The Presence Of Meconium & Other Factors


Meconium Aspiration Syndrome


Uterine Rupture


Umbilical Cord Prolapse




Placental Abruption


Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy


Shoulder Dystocia (Compressed Umbilical Cord)


Nuchal Cord


Placenta Previa


Umbilical Cord Knots

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Cerebral Palsy






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