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Complications of Labor and Delivery 

Complications of Labor and Delivery
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Complications of Labor and Delivery
Author(s):

Craig M. Palmer

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199733804.003.0194
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date: 26 January 2021

Introduction 314

Prematurity and Preterm Labor 314

Multiple Gestation 325

Abnormal Presentation 329

External Cephalic Version 332

Shoulder Dystocia 333

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery (VBAC) 334

Amniotic Fluid Embolism 336

The Febrile Parturient 338

Summary 340

Despite the best efforts and intentions of obstetricians and anesthesiologists in caring for the parturient, complications can arise which impact the management of labor and delivery, and have implications for anesthesia care. As with complications such as hemorrhage (...

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