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Videos from Labor and Delivery

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Sometimes it's hard to visualize what goes on during a birth. These birth videos show you exactly what goes on, inside and out.

Normal Birth Video

Birth Video
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Shortly before a pregnant woman delivers, the fetus goes through a series of movements and she experiences labor pains. Here's an explanation of what happens during the delivery.
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Epidural

Epidural
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To help alleviate the pain of childbirth, many women will elect to have a procedure called an epidural to numb the lower body. See what happens during an epidural.
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Episiotomy

Episiotomy
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When the vaginal opening is too narrow during childbirth, a procedure called an episiotomy may be performed. Find out more about episiotomies.
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Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

Meconium Aspiration Video
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If a fetus gasps or inhales during delivery, it can inhale fecal material called meconium. When this happens, meconium aspiration syndrome, or MAS, can occur. Learn more about the effects and treatment of MAS.
More on meconium aspiration.

Vacuum Extraction

Vacuum Extraction
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During delivery, if a baby becomes stuck in the birth canal, vacuum extraction may be necessary. Learn more about this procedure.
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Cesarean Section

Cesarean Section
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When vaginal birth is not possible, women must deliver their babies via cesarean section. Lean more about what happens during a c-section delivery.
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Placental Abruption

Placental Abruption
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If a pregnant woman is injured, placenta abruptio can occur and the placenta can separate from the wall of the uterus. Learn more about treating minor, severe, and spontaneous placenta abruption.
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