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I had a hard shoulder dystocia with my 4th baby. His clavicle did break, and you know, when I realized why it broke, I really didn't care.
As I was pushing him out, I had no idea that he was stuck. The midwife practically climbed into the tub and stuck her hand inside and twisted him out. My dh said she looked VERY serious, and he knew something wasn't quite right. I didn't realize the entire implications of the situation until much later, and I really feel that a broken clavicle is a small thing compared to what could have been.

Now, as an apprentice, I have seen one pretty tough dystocia with my preceptor, and a couple of sticky shoulders as a doula in the hospital. Fortunately, every one worked out fine.
 
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