How hard did they pull during the Shoulder Dystocia
Shoulder Dystocia occurs when the baby’s head is delivered and the shoulder becomes stuck and lodged on the pelvic outlet – on a structure called the symphysis pubis.
Almost all serious erb’s palsy injuries are associated with Shoulder Dystocia.
When Shoulder Dystocia occurs, how they manage it is critical. If they manage it appropriately, performing appropriate maneuvers in an appropriate manner, almost all baby’s are delivered uninjured.
Literature related to how hard and in what direction the doctor or mid-wife has to pull to cause a permanent Erb’s palsy injury, or whether these injuries can be caused by the natural or maternal forces of labor (contractions and pushing) has been at the center of the controversy of whether these cases are the result of malpractice.
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