what causes a baby to die during labor?
It is rare for a baby to die during labor, so when this trauma occurs, the medical team may be so focused on dealing with the emergency that they don't adequately explain things to you. Two possible causes of loss at this stage include shoulder dystocia and issues with the umbilical cord. Shoulder Dystocia occurs when the baby is very large and his shoulders get stuck in the birth canal. Umbilical cord issues include the cord slipping past the cervix before the baby or wrapping around the baby's neck. Both cases result in a restricted flow of oxygen to the baby.