The prediction of shoulder dystocia is important because is could prepare the labor & delivery team for a dangerous situation and also it may help in the counseling of pregnant women.
Macrosomia is the term used to define an infant that measures more
than 8.8 pounds at birth. No matter how many ultrasounds measure high birth weight prior to birth, the
condition is only definitively determined after birth.
According to researchers, the guidelines for progression of labor before
suggesting a C-section delivery are based on outdated clinical studies.
Shoulder dystocia is an emergency situation during a delivery that occurs when the baby's head has been successfully delivered, but the shoulders appear to be stuck.
A brachial plexus injury is caused by damage to the brachial plexus nerves. Symptoms may include a limp or paralyzed arm; lack of muscle control in the arm, hand, or wrist; and a lack of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand.