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In your experiences are Shoulder Dystocia births totally unpredictable, or is there often some indicator that could tip you off?<br><br>
On another forum I was reading (wish I could find it now) some midwives were saying that the women whose babies had SD, their labors stalled for an unusually long time at 7-8cms dilation. What are your opinions?
 

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one thing i thnk of is mother's with diabeties that puts her at risk for a macrosomic baby.. which all macrosomic babies are at risk for SD.
 

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slow slow decent where the head crowns and crowns and crowns-<br>
sometimes you can see an over riding shoulder at the symphysis pubis
 

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I always think about it with...<br>
suspected large baby, history previous SD, post-dates, obesity, prolonged first or second stage, epidural, induced labor, history large baby, diabetes, abnormal pelvic anatomy, short stature, need for/use of vacuum.....<br>
Being prepared mentally and staying calm is the best thing.....at least for me.<br>
Most of the SD's I have managed were totally unanticipated in normal weight infants.<br><br>
Carla
 

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Same here. I feel you just never know what the baby is going to do on the way out.
 
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