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2-24. Emergency Childbirth Key Points

There are five key points to remember in any emergency delivery situation.

a. Most deliveries in emergency childbirth situations progress normally. The mother is actually the one who delivers the baby. Your job is to assist the mother with her work and to protect the baby.

b. Evacuate the mother, if possible, unless her labor has progressed to the second stage.

c. Once the baby's head delivers, the baby's airway must be open, and the baby must breathe.

d. Be alert for signs of excessive bleeding in the mother.

e. If the progress of labor and delivery seems abnormal, evacuate the mother as soon as possible. Get medical advice by radio or telephone.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015