Shoulder dystocia

What is Shoulder dystocia?

Shoulder dystocia is a specific case of dystocia whereby after the delivery of the head, the anterior shoulder of the infant cannot pass below the pubic symphysis, or requires significant manipulation to pass below the pubic symphysis. It is diagnosed when the shoulders fail to deliver shortly after the fetal head. Shoulder dystocia is an obstetric emergency, and fetal demise can occur.

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My 6 week old son had a difficult birth. We dealt with shoulder dystocia and meconium aspiration syndrome. (he was over 11 pds at birth) I did not...

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I have 2 case details
1. 2 years child - Diagnosed with shoulder dystocia
2. 7 years child - pelvic kidney
what are further prognosis in both...

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Hi my daughter was diagnosed at birth with right erb's palsy and a significant shoulder dystocia after 5weeks old she was reviewed as normal she is...

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erb palsy at birth usually dont cause problem at this time as recovery is usually complete with time.
but as u r saying that it was a case of...

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