Resources for Shoulder Dystocia
Shoulder dystocia is typically defined as a vaginal birth where the baby’s shoulders get “stuck,” requiring extraordinary maneuvers to delivery the fetus. The incidence of shoulder dystocia varies based on fetal weight, maternal weight, and the presence of diabetes. Complications associated with shoulder dystocia include postpartum hemorrhage, maternal lacerations, and brachial plexus palsies.
- Abstract summary of “Outcomes associated with a structured prental counseling program for shoulder dystocia with brachial plexus injury”
- MD Advisor article co-authored by Dr. Emily Hamilton, SVP of Clinical Research for Perigen “Shoulder Dystocia, Neither Predictable nor Preventable, Not Anymore!”