Obstetrical complications
ICD-10 O60-O75
ICD-9 650-659
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An obstetric complication is a difficulty or abnormality that arises during the process of labor or delivery.Examples include dystocia and fetal distress.

Such diffulcies can give rise to birth trauma

Psychological sequelea[edit | edit source]

Effects on the child[edit | edit source]

Effects on the mother[edit | edit source]

A very painful labour, particularly if it produces longer term incapacity, for example reqiring intensive care, can disrupt the formation of the maternal bond


Physical effects[edit | edit source]

The physical effects of these complication and consequent birth trauma can lead to deformation of the head and effect the brain to produce mental retardation and/or neurological disorders


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