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obstetric emergency, delivery by layperson

Hello. I tried googling "obstetric emergency" and got a lot of emergencies that would be handled in a delivery room or elsewhere in a hospital setting, but that won't work for my story. So I googled "obstetric emergency" AND "delivery by nonprofessional" but the info I got is so technical that I'm unable to sift out what a layman (me!, and most of my gentle readers) would know as a life-threatening obstetric emergency where it's not possible to get the mother to a hospital. In the chapter, a person skilled in midwifery will try, and fail, to save both the mother and fetus. What might some conceivable scenarios be, told to me in layman's terms, that I can use in my story, please? Thank you.
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