Nothing brings more joy to a family than the birth of a child. However, many births have complications which may lead to injuries, and some are preventable. One of the complications is shoulder dystocia which occurs when baby’s shoulder become stuck during labor. Shoulder dystocia is a childbirth complication that could result in a serious injury if not diagnosed quickly or if maneuvers are not performed properly. It’s considered an emergency and doctor must work quickly to prevent complications.
Shoulder dystocia can result in a permanent disability and the resulting birth injury is sometimes caused by medical negligence of a medical professional or healthcare provider.
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Use of improper techniques or misdiagnosis of shoulder dystocia during labor may increase risks for both baby and mother, and sometimes are fatal. These complications include:
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The physicians should be aware of risk factors for shoulder dystocia so they can recommend possible cesarean delivery with high risk woman.