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Shoulder Dystocia

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by Kohnle D

(Stuck Shoulder Delivery)

 

Causes

There are a variety of reasons why a baby's shoulders may become lodged during delivery. The most common reasons include:
Narrow Pelvic Opening
Pelvis birth
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RESOURCES

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
http://www.acog.org/For%5FPatients

American Pregnancy Association
http://www.americanpregnancy.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
http://www.sogc.org

Women's Health Matters
http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca

 

References


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Shoulder dystocia. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice Bulletin No. 40. 2008.


Cesarean section. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated September 2, 2013. Accessed September 5, 2013.


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Fetal Macrosomia. ACOG Practice Bulletin No.22. Accessed December 17, 2012.


World Health Organization. Managing complications in pregnancy and childbirth: a guide for midwives and doctors. World Health Organization website. Available at: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2007/9241545879%5Feng.pdf. Accessed September 5, 2013.

 

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