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Childbirth, Emergency Delivery

Alternate Names : Delivery, Emergency, Emergency Delivery, Birth, Emergency, Home Delivery

Childbirth, Emergency Delivery | Symptoms & Signs | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Among the signs that a baby is close to delivery are:

  • regular contractions at least three minutes apart, lasting about a minute each
  • a sensation of rectal pressure, or an urge to have a bowel movement, caused by the baby's head in the birth canal
  • a strong urge to push
  • bulging of the birth canal opening, through which the baby's head may be visible
  • the mother warning that the baby is coming

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    Childbirth, Emergency Delivery: Prevention & Expectations

    Author: Eva Martin, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 09/11/01

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