Poll: How Do You Manage Shoulder Dystocia?

July 17, 2011

Although the incidence of shoulder dystocia is low (reported between 0.6% and 1.4%), it continues to be a clinical challenge for birth attendants and is among the 4 largest causes of monetary awards in obstetric tort cases.

Although the incidence of shoulder dystocia is low (reported between 0.6% and 1.4%), it continues to be a clinical challenge for birth attendants and is among the 4 largest causes of monetary awards in obstetric tort cases. A recent study found that delivery of the posterior should is superior to other maneuvers in the management of shoulder dystocia.