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Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Shoulder Dystocia: Preparing for an Ominous—and Unpredictable—Obstetric Emergency
Ashmead GG
TheFemalePatient.2012;37(2):32-40.

Shoulder dystocia is an obstetric emergency requiring skilled handling to prevent maternal and fetal morbidity or fetal death. It is imperative that every health care provider be prepared to successfully manage this ominous—and unpredictable—obstetric emergency. Shoulder dystocia is an anxiety-provoking obstetric emergency that occurs in about 0.2% to 3% of all vaginal deliveries.


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