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Ask Dr John Esq – What is a Retained Placenta?

Human fetus or embryo inside womb

Labor can be divided into three stages. The final stage of labor, delivery of the placenta, is a necessary part of the labor process. Complications of a retained placenta include life-threatening bleeding or infection. These may require a blood transfusion, hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, and/or surgery.

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Ask Dr John Esq – Clavicle Fractures During Birth

chest x-ray fracture right clavicle - article by john naranja md jd

Fractures of the collarbone, are by far the most common birth-related fracture in newborns. Prolonged second stage of labor is associated with clavicle fractures. Learn more about neonatal injuries may be helpful in the prevention and/or diagnosis.

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