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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Shoulder Getting Stuck During Delivery (Overview)

Delivery with shoulder dystocia is a condition that causes labor to stop progressing because the baby


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What are the symptoms of shoulder getting stuck during delivery?

What are the symptoms of shoulder getting stuck during delivery?

Shoulder dystocia: Shoulder dystocia is a serious problem, resulting in the infant being stuck in the birth canal. Your obstetrician is well versed in dealing with this problem during delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
4 doctors shared insights

Shoulder Getting Stuck During Delivery (Overview)

Delivery with shoulder dystocia is a condition that causes labor to stop progressing because the baby


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What is the treatment for shoulder getting stuck during delivery?

What is the treatment for shoulder getting stuck during delivery?

Shoulder Dystocia: Shoulder dystocia occurs when the shoulder gets "stuck" during delivery. There are several maneuvers an OB can try to delivery the baby, or a c-section may be required. It can be associated with fracture and injury to the nerves of the brachial plexus. ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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What are the symptoms of shoulder getting stuck during delivery?

Shoulder dystocia: Shoulder dystocia is a serious problem, resulting in the infant being stuck in the birth canal. Your obstetrician is well versed in dealing with this problem during delivery. ...Read more

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What kind of problem is a shoulder getting stuck during delivery (birth)?

What kind of problem is a shoulder getting stuck during delivery (birth)?

Potentially big: Shoulder dystocia occurs when the baby's shoulders are stuck behind the pubic bone. Some babies end up with permanent neurologic injuries from this problem, although most have only transient effects from the maneuvers required to complete the delivery. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
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What is the treatment for shoulder getting stuck during delivery?

Shoulder Dystocia: Shoulder dystocia occurs when the shoulder gets "stuck" during delivery. There are several maneuvers an OB can try to delivery the baby, or a c-section may be required. It can be associated with fracture and injury to the nerves of the brachial plexus. ...Read more

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If shoulder distocia happens during childbirth does it mean it will happen again with the next childbirth?

If shoulder distocia happens during childbirth does it mean it  will happen again with the next childbirth?

Shoulder dystocia: No: it does not mean automatically it will happen. That said your gyn may elect to do a cesarean if the shoulder dysotica was severe enough. ...Read more

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Getting Piercings (Checklist)

Find a licensed piercer
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Use only stainless steel or 14k gold for your first piercing
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If the piercing gets infected, clean it with alcohol until healed
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Check piercing for redness, pain, swelling, or pus
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Is it safe to get the epidural with the SCS during delivery?

Is it safe to get the epidural with the SCS during delivery?

Depends on where: If it is in the lower to mid-back (for pain in back to toes) the leads are at a small risk of damage, if they are higher(ribs to head) it is very difficult to damage the system. Either way bring in films of where the IPG and leads are EARLY to OB Anesthesia to discuss this with them. They will likely consult a Pain Medicine specialist like me to discuss whether or not it would be safe for you. ...Read more