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Most women hope for a smooth and quick labour, but often there are many variations a woman can experience during labour and birth.  Find out everything that can happen during each different stage of labour.

A posterior labour

Anal fissures

Baby being born before arriving at hospital

Baby lying transverse

Bleeding in labour

Breech baby

Brow presentation

Cord prolapse

Difficulty urinating

Episiotomy & tearing

Face presentations

Fainting after the birth

Fast labour

Fever in labour

Foetal distress

Forceps and ventouse

Haematomas

Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH)

Retained placenta

Ruptured uterus

Shoulder dystocia -about

The need to transfer to a major hospital

Third and fourth degree tears

Twins, triplets or more

Water birth


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