391 RFH CERT Shoulder Dystocia

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Shoulder dystocia

When additional manoeuvres are required to complete the delivery of the fetus after routine downward traction has failed to deliver the shoulders during a normal vaginal delivery.

1% of all vaginal deliveries

Most commonly caused by the anterior fetal shoulder impacting on the maternal symphysis pubis

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Contributed by: Sian Scheepers
Authored by: Sian Scheepers, Royal Free London
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First contributed: 10 June 2020
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